Category Archives: Personalities

Signers in St. Michael’s Churchyard

While Charleston, South Carolina, absolutely overflows with history dating all the way back to colonial times, I had the chance to explore a particularly historic churchyard recently. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church sits on the corner of Meeting Street and Broad … Continue reading

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John Wayne, Colonel James Smith, and the Black Boys Rebellion

Allegheny Uprising, starring John Wayne and Claire Trevor, is an overlooked Revolutionary War movie.  I first watched the 1939 film as a kid on a local UHF station, but never quite realized how closely it tracked with the memoir of … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender: In the Footsteps of James Madison

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Kate Bitely  In the Foot Steps of James Madison. Spring is finally here in Virginia and if you are looking for a place to explore that offers a great outdoor experience, get in the … Continue reading

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“You are a fine fellow”: The April 24, 1777 Attack on Boonesborough

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes historian Daniel T. Davis.  1777. The conflict ignited at Lexington and Concord finally reached beyond the Allegheny Mountains as the British stepped up their raids on American settlements in Kentucky. With so many troops dedicated to … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender: The George Washington House

In September 1751, a 19-year old, tall, strapping, young Virginian accompanied an ailing older half-brother on a journey to Barbados, in the West Indies. Unbeknownst to this teenager, the journey to the Caribbean Island would be his last venture out … Continue reading

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George Rogers Clark Recaptures Fort Sackville, Part II

By February 23, 1779–two hundred and forty years ago—Virginia Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark had marched his little army from the Mississippi across the flooded plains of what would become southern Illinois to the French town of Vincennes on the … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton’s “First” Duel

Alexander Hamilton has reappeared as a modern pop star with the wide success of the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Due to this success, most people today know that Alexander Hamilton met his end in a duel with Aaron Burr on the … Continue reading

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