Category Archives: Revolutionary War

“He was everything an excellent officer should be…” Remembering Baron de Kalb

On this day, in 1780, Baron de Kalb, died at 59 years old. He had commanded admirably at the Battle of Camden, on August 16, 1780, overseeing the right of the American line where he received his mortal wounds. Below … Continue reading

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African Americans Serving in the American Revolution

If you tuned into our “Rev War Revelry” with historian and author John U. Rees on Sunday, you may have heard him mention a few links and a blog where he adds information that did not make it into the … Continue reading

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240 Years ago Today in South Carolina: Lt. Col. Johann Christian Senf’s Journal and the Battle of Camden

Today 240 years ago in the back country of South Carolina, General Horatio Gates and his “Grand Army” were encamped around Rugeleys Mills South Carolina. He had come a long way in a short amount of time with his army … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” Focuses on African American soldiers during the American Revolution with author and historian, John U. Rees

Baron Ludwig von Closen, aide–de–camp to French General Rochambeau, wrote in July 1781:   “I had a chance to see the American Army, man for man. It is really painful to see those brave men, almost naked with only some trousers … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” Discussing Disease

In Morristown, New Jersey during one of the winters that the Continental army bedded down in that geographically critical hamlet, General George Washington ordered the inoculation of his forces for smallpox. This was the first instituted innoculation of American forces … Continue reading

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What’s So Bonhomme about Richard?

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Dwight Hughes The recent disastrous conflagration aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in San Diego harbor brings to mind the original warship by that name and its fiery fate, a tale excellently told in … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” An Evening with General Muhlenberg

This Sunday, at 7 p.m. EST, Emerging Revolutionary War invites you to a “Rev War Revelry” dedicated to General Peter Muhlenberg. This Continental Army officer is the subject of a new biography, by historian Michael Cecere, who, along with Gabe … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” Presents 1776!

This Sunday, at 7 p.m. join Emerging Revolutionary War on our Facebook page for a happy hour historian discussion on the play. 1776. Joining ERW historians, will be historian Liz Williams from Historic Alexandria. And making her debut on “Rev … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” Author Interview: William “Billy” Griffith

This Sunday, at 7 p.m. join Emerging Revolutionary War on our Facebook page as we interview William “Billy” Griffith, author of the latest volume in the Emerging Revolutionary War Series. His book, A Handsome Flogging, The Battle of Monmouth, June … Continue reading

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“Rev War Roundtable with ERW” A Special Rev War Revelry: “HamiLive”

Unless you have been living under Plymouth Rock, the play Hamilton has come across your radar screen in one form or another. Late last month Disney+ announced they would begin hosting the play on their streaming channel. Over the Independence … Continue reading

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