Category Archives: Weapons

“The Sword is Now Drawn…” The Powder Incident, Lexington and Concord moves Virginia to Revolution

One of the most amazing parts of the events on April 19, 1775 is just how sophisticated the colonial information network was. As soon as Lt. Col. Francis Smith’s British Regulars began to move across the Charles River, riders fanned … Continue reading

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The War on the Pennsylvania Frontier Part 1 of 5: Fort Roberdeau

When we think of Pennsylvania in the Revolution, we often focus on sites like Independence Hall, Valley Forge, or Brandywine. The southeastern corner of the state was its most populated region, the center of its industry and commerce, and the … Continue reading

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ERW in the Hudson Valley: 4th Annual ERW Trip

Just over two weeks ago, ERW historians Billy Griffith, Phillip Greenwalt, Mark Maloy, Rob Orrison and Kevin Pawlak took a long weekend trip up to upstate New York. This was the fourth year that ERW authors have gotten together to take … Continue reading

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“I Have not Yet Begun to Fight!” or Words to that Effect (September 23, 1779)

John Paul Jones’ Most Famous Fight and a Motto that May not be Accurate Continue reading

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Defending the New Nation: The Fredericksburg Gun Manufacturing Plant

Part Two by historian Malanna Henderson  The financial direction of the gunnery was put into the hands of Fielding Lewis. Born into a wealthy family at Warner Hall in Gloucester County, Virginia in 1725, Fielding was the third son of … Continue reading

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Defending the New Nation: The Fredericksburg Gun Manufacturing Plant

Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome back historian Malanna Henderson.  Part One Located at 200 Gunnery Road between Dunmore and Ferdinand Streets is the Old Walker-Grant public school. The three-acre campus is home to the Fredericksburg Regional Head Start … Continue reading

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Campaign 1776 Presents….The Revolutionary War Animated Map

Debuting yesterday, the Campaign 1776, an initiative by the Civil War Trust, released an animated map that covers the “entirety of the American Revolution,” according to Civil War Trust Communications Manager Meg Martin. At eighteen minutes in length, the video … Continue reading

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