Category Archives: Militia (Patriot) Leadership

War on the Pennsylvania Frontier: Part 3 of 5: Forts of the Southwest

The Southwestern corner of Pennsylvania was perhaps the most isolated in the state. It was also a region claimed by both Virginia and Pennsylvania. Far removed from assistance from the eastern centers of population, they had to rely on their … Continue reading

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War on the Pennsylvania Frontier: Part 2 of 5: Captain Phillips Monument

Along the wooded ridges of central Pennsylvania, a brutal war raged that was far removed from the orderly movements of large armies in the east. The attack on Phillip’s Rangers is a good example of this warfare. Native Americans, supplied … Continue reading

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The Ring Fight and the Emergence of Andrew Pickens

While the Second Continental Congress met in the early summer of 1776, colonists in the far away backcountry of South Carolina faced a threat from a perennial foe, the Cherokees. While delegates debated a declaration of independence, war parties struck … Continue reading

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Committees of Safety and the Revolutionary War: King’s District, New York

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Kieran O’Keefe.  While the most famous scenes of the American Revolutionary War involve major battles or deliberations in Congress, the driving force behind the Revolution within small towns were committees of safety. As the … Continue reading

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Announcing the First Emerging Revolutionary War Symposium!

Mark your calendars for September 28, 2019!  Emerging Revolutionary War is excited to announce that we are partnering with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and The Lyceum of Alexandria, VA to bring to you a day long Symposium focusing on the American … Continue reading

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George Rogers Clark Recaptures Fort Sackville, Part I

Last fall, I posted several pieces following British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton’s campaign in the Illinois territory as seen through the eyes of Captain Norman MacLeod.  MacLeod led an advance party stuck with the logistical and diplomatic mission of moving … Continue reading

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Hamilton Recaptures Fort Sackville: Norman MacLeod’s Campaign Journal, December 17, 1778

(An occasional series highlighting British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton’s march south from Detroit to recapture Vincennes (Indiana) on its 240th anniversary through the entries in Captain Norman MacLeod’s diary.) As Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton’s army arrived on the lower Wabash, … Continue reading

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