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Chief Cornstalk’s American Revolution (part one)

Chief Cornstalk after an 1870 rendering (Wikimedia Commons) The American Revolution on the frontier was brutal.  Neutrality was difficult position to maintain, but some Native American tribes attempted it.  In the Ohio River Valley, it was particularly challenging.  But, for … Continue reading

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Winning the Battles and Losing the War: A Review of Whispers Across the Atlantick: General William Howe and the American Revolution, by David Smith

(William Howe, Wikimedia Commons) David Smith, Whispers Across the Atlantick: General William Howe and the American Revolution, (NY: Osprey Publishing, 2017). If it’s true that George Washington lost all his battles, but won the war, then it’s equally true that … Continue reading

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Hugh Mercer’s Last Companion

While walking through the Willis cemetery, located at the top of Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg, Virginia, I encountered the grave of an American patriot from the Revolutionary War, George Washington Lewis.  Lewis, as it turns out was George Washington’s nephew … Continue reading

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“Acts of a Rude Rabble…” General Gage, Lord Dartmouth and Ignorant Orders

When one studies British General Thomas Gage and his performance leading up to Lexington and Concord you must step back and put yourself in Gage’s position. A man that believed not only in Royal authority over the American colonies, but … Continue reading

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ERW at Patriots Day Weekend 2018!

We look forward to our time in Lexington, Concord and Boston on Patriots Day Weekend 2018! We will be at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington on Sunday, April 15th at 1:30pm. We will also be posting FB live videos … Continue reading

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Two Riders….Gage Gathers Information

As British General Thomas Gage and his American Whig (or Patriot) antagonists squared off in Boston and the surrounding towns, information gathering became the key to success. Both sides had created networks of spies, but the advantage was clearly in favor … Continue reading

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Seeing Jefferson Anew: A Review of Jefferson’s Body: A Corporeal Biography, by Maurizio Valsania

Maurizio Valsania, Jefferson’s Body: A Corporeal Biography University of Virginia Press, 2017. 265 pages, endnotes, bibliography, index.   After reading about Thomas Jefferson for over thirty years, I was beginning to wonder if anything new could be said about the … Continue reading

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