Category Archives: Emerging Revolutionary War

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge: How Three Minutes Affected Three Years of War Strategy

Did the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge help keep the British away from the southern colonies during the first half of the war? Months before its colonies officially adopted their Declaration of Independence, the British army was reaching a critical … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, British Leadership, Campaigns, Emerging Revolutionary War, Militia (Loyalist) Leadership, Militia (Patriot) Leadership, Minute Men, National Park Service, Revolutionary War, Southern Theater | Leave a comment

“Rev War Revelry” Author Interview: John Maass

In March 1781, General Charles Lord Cornwallis finally caught up with his antagonist, General Nathanael Greene and his joint Continental and militia forces in North Carolina. On March 15, 1781, the British scored a pyrrhic victory over the American forces, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Emerging Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War, Southern Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leveling, Pointing, and Elevating Field Guns

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Karl G. Elsea If you want to know the process of how field guns were fired in a battle such as Trenton or Monmouth, watching the National Park Service or re-enactors fire a … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspiration

Merriam-Webster’s two two definitions of inspiration are “an aspiring agent or influence” and “the quality or state of being influenced.” Being a military historian that has spent a portion of his graduate school and adult life studying the American Revolution, … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Revolutionary War, Memory | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Rev War Revelry” Big Game Halftime Historian Happy Hour

This Sunday, a football game will be played in Tampa, Florida between a team named after pirates and another as the name given to Native American leaders. There will be a halftime entertainment. Just slightly different than previous years. No, … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Revolutionary War | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“God willing and the Creek don’t rise.”

If you are from a certain geographical area of the United States the title of this post is a saying you have heard numerous times. Heck, you may even use it yourself. I’ll admit that I have found usage of … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Revolutionary War, Memory, Native American, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Rev War Revelry” Light Horse Harry Lee Discussion

On January 29, 1756, Henry Lee III is born at Leesylvania Plantation in Prince William County, Virginia. Part of the prestigious Lee family of Virginia, his father was a cousin of Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee, two brothers who … Continue reading

Posted in Continental Leadership, Emerging Revolutionary War, Memory, Revolutionary War, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life Lessons from the Battle of Cowpens

Two hundred and forty years ago, January 17, 1781, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan strategically manuevered his Colonial forces to defeat the British, led by Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, at the Battle of Cowpens. What can we learn from the Battle … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Emerging Revolutionary War, National Park Service, Revolutionary War, Social History | 13 Comments

“Rev War Revelry” A Cigar Chat with John Adams

Join Emerging Revolutionary War historians this Sunday, at 7 p.m. EST on our Facebook page for the next historian happy hour. This week we will be joined by John Adams…no that is not a mistype. John Adams is the founder … Continue reading

Posted in Civilian, Continental Leadership, Emerging Revolutionary War, Memory | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The third Artillery Engagement at the Battle of Trenton: December 26, 1776

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historians Karl G. Elsea and William W. Welsch for the final installment of their three part series The v. Lossberg Artillery detachment: Bombardier Conrad Volprecht was about 44 years old with over 27 years … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, British Leadership, Campaigns, Common Soldier, Continental Leadership, Emerging Revolutionary War, Hessian (German), Memory, Northern Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment