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“Necessity, dire necessity, will, nay must, justify an attempt.” – Washington Plans an Attack on Trenton

In another installment of #TrentonTuesday we look at Washington’s plan of attack. George Washington, who had been mulling the prospect of an attack for weeks, saw an opportunity in the Hessian outpost at Trenton. Much of his information was coming … Continue reading

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“A brave, active, and sensible officer” James Monroe in the Revolution

Join ERW historians Mark Maloy and Rob Orrison as we welcome Scott Harris, Executive Director of the James Monroe Museum, to discuss James Monroe’s service in the American Revolution. Monroe had a well-known and distinguished political career, but it all … Continue reading

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“Victory or Death” Book Presentation

For this week’s edition of #TrentonTuesday, check out the recent presentation by ERW author Mark Maloy for the American Battlefield Trust’s 2021 Virtual Conference. In it he gives a broad overview of the campaign and touches on some of the … Continue reading

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“I think the game is pretty near up.” George Washington at the Precipice

In another installment of #TrentonTuesday, we look at the desperate situation George Washington found himself at in December of 1776. With the Delaware River serving as a barrier between his army and the British and Hessians, Washington was hoping to … Continue reading

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“These are the Times that Try Men’s Souls”

Today, we begin a series of #TrentonTuesdays. Every Tuesday for the next few weeks we’ll highlight interesting stories related to the Battles of Trenton and Princeton as we approach the inaugural Emerging Revolutionary War bus tour in November. Today we … Continue reading

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Unhappy Catastrophes: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey

It is that time again, for another Emerging Revolutionary War Sunday Night Happy Hour! This will be our 50th Sunday Night Happy Hour! There is no better way to celebrate than to talk about New Jersey in the American Revolution. … Continue reading

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“Rev War Revelry” Ladies Night & Loyalist Women

Earlier this year, three great historians, in their words, “took over” the “Rev War Revelry” in a discussion that they dubbed “Ladies Night.” That particular Sunday night historian happy hour was well received, so Emerging Revolutionary War historians Kate Gruber … Continue reading

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Henry Clinton and “A Miracle on Sullivan’s Island”

By the Red Sea the Hebrew host detained Through aid divine the distant shore soon gained; The waters fled, the deep passage a grave; But thus God wrought a chosen race to save. Though Clinton’s troops have shared a different … Continue reading

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Help Expand a Battlefield Memorial Park

Iron Works Hill Battle Memorial To support this effort, please see the GoFundMe page. From our friends at the Rev War Alliance of Burlington County (New Jersey): In December 1776, the American Cause for independence was at an all-time low. … Continue reading

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Review: Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution by Don Hagist

Don Hagist is one of our foremost American authorities on the common British soldier during the American Revolution. His latest book, Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution, is an institutional portrait of the British army that … Continue reading

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