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Happy Washington’s Birthday! (Not Presidents Day)

Happy Washington’s Birthday (observed) from all of us at Emerging Revolutionary War. Though commonly incorrectly referred to as Presidents Day, the federal holiday is specifically for George Washington only. The indispensable man of America’s founding, Washington was “first in war, … Continue reading

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An Evening about George Washington

On February 11, 1731/32 George Washington was born at Popes Creek Plantation in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Seems like we have the date wrong? Actually, George had two birthdays, one in the old style calendar and one with the … Continue reading

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2022 Revolutionary War Symposium: The World Turned Upside Down: The Impact on a Global Scale – Registration now open!

The link to register for the Third annual Emerging Revolutionary War Symposium on September 24, 2022 is now live! To register for this year’s symposium visit: https://shop.alexandriava.gov/EventPurchase.aspx Emerging Revolutionary War is excited to continue our partnership with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum … Continue reading

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Rev War Revelry: The Battle of Quebec, 1775

This Sunday, February 6, at 7 p.m., join ERW historians and guests as we discuss General Richard Montgomery and Colonel Benedict Arnold’s epic campaigns through the north to capture Quebec and claim Canada as the 14th colony. This event is … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into the Mind of a French and Indian War Soldier: Lt. Col. Nathan Whiting, 2nd Connecticut Regiment, 1755

One of the most difficult tasks when researching the French and Indian War is uncovering primary sources that can answer the age-old question in military history: Why did men fight? What were their motives for answering the call and sustaining … Continue reading

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Introducing the Emerging Revolutionary War Podcast!

A new year and a new way to follow Emerging Revolutionary War! For 2022, we’re proud to unveil the Emerging Revolutionary War Podcast! We have taken the audio from our “Rev War Revelry” discussions (available on Facebook and YouTube) and … Continue reading

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“The Crossing” Movie Watch Party Tomorrow Night

Merry Christmas from all of us at Emerging Revolutionary War! One of our favorite Christmas movies to watch is the movie “The Crossing”. In this movie, Jeff Daniels portrays George Washington on the eve of the battle of Trenton. The … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Christmas Eve Homecoming

On December 23, 1783, George Washington, the victorious commander of the Continental Army, resigned his commission and gave up his power. The only historic precedent to this action was in the days of ancient Rome when the Roman hero Cincinnatus … Continue reading

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With George Washington at White Plains, 1776

Join ERW this Sunday evening, December 12 at 7 p.m. ET on our Facebook page to watch John Diaconis, President, Libby Del Greco, Secretary, and Lynn Briggs, Board Member of the Friends of Miller House/Washington’s HQ as they discuss George … Continue reading

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When Civil War Veterans Reenacted the Battles of Trenton and Princeton

Often around the Christmas holiday, history enthusiasts don reproduced uniforms of American, British, and Hessian soldiers and reenact the crossing of the Delaware River, the Battles of Trenton, and the Battle of Princeton. These historical reenactments are usually well attended … Continue reading

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