Tag Archives: 1777

“Elbow Room” for “Uncle Johnny”

On this date in 1777, British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates around Saratoga, New York. This victory solidified French support for the fledgling American nation and became one of the turning points in the road to … Continue reading

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Fight for Osborne Hill

From a Pennsylvania State Historical Commission marker, one quickly can find out the importance of Osborne Hill to the Battle of Brandywine, fought on September 11, 1777. The hillside was the site of British General William Howe’s post in which … Continue reading

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Reporting Success on a Monday!

With the start of the work week, some folks loath logging onto the computer to check work email, news, and updates. If you are one of those folks, keep reading, as the news we are about to share is positive … 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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ERW Weekender: Brandywine & Valley Forge

Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome guest historian Daniel Welch to the blog. A brief biography of Mr. Welch is at the bottom of the post.¬† Several weeks ago I decided to take my usual weekend off of visiting … Continue reading

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Winter, 1777

Part Two In the lowest depths of one of the coldest winters in the American Revolution, the Continental Army uncovered the dedication that the core of the military movement had. Suffering was beyond comparison. The cause was supply, the crux … Continue reading

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Winter, 1777

Part One, of a series on the importance of Valley Forge in the American Revolution On December 19, 1777, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Located approximately 20 miles from Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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