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Part Three Click here for parts one and two. With British soldiers pouring into the fort, Colonel Ledyard ordered a ceasefire, and prepared to surrender Fort Griswold to the victorious British. However, the British disregarded the ceasefire and continuing pouring … Continue reading
If you follow Campaign 1776, the initiative by our friends at Civil War Trust, you are familiar with the saga over the Princeton Battlefield. Now you have a chance to help as well.
Part One After turning coat, Benedict Arnold received a commission as a brigadier general in the British army as part of the deal that he made in order to betray his country. In August 1781, George Washington decided to shift … Continue reading
Part Two by Malanna Henderson A hero who championed American independence was Revolutionary War hero James Forten; not particularly for what he did, but for what he didn’t do. At the tender age of fourteen, Forten became a prisoner of … Continue reading
Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome back historian Katie Turner Getty. “Mr. Malcom, I hope you are not going to strike this boy with that stick.” The speaker was 31-year-old Boston shoemaker and Tea Party participant, George Robert Twelves … Continue reading