Tag Archives: Colonial Williamsburg

April 19th Memories from Lexington

Leading up to the anniversary of April 19, 1775, we will be sharing some short remembrances from a few people who are from Lexington and Concord. This installment is by Rich Gillespie, a native of Lexington, Massachusetts. If you live in … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual Conference on the American Revolution

Is it too early to make plans for March? Never, right? Well, if you are looking forward to spring and want to mix in some Revolutionary War history, look no further than the America’ History LLC Conference the weekend of … Continue reading

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Thomas Blackburn: Forgotten Patriot

Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to share the post below by guest historian Kerry Mitchell Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, Patrick Henry…when thinking about the period before and during the American Revolution these names come up … Continue reading

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Emerging Revolutionary War Wishes You a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

As president of the United States, George Washington wrote the following Thanksgiving Proclamation that was published and designated Thursday, November 26, 1789, as a national day of thanks. Although the official holiday came later when the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Tragedy After Success

On October 19, 1781, General George Washington had one of the ultimate highs in his military career. With the help of the French army and navy, Washington forced the surrender of British Lord Charles Cornwallis’ forces at Yorktown, Virginia. To … Continue reading

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Do You Know George Wythe?

Down the street from the Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg sits a two-story brick structure. Living historians, in first-person, debate the road to the American Revolution. But, who was George Wythe? 

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ERW Weekender – Yorktown

  Rev War Wednesday and Emerging Revolutionary War is pleased to welcome guest historian Kate Gruber.  Let me guess– you are a Rev War Nerd who is the best friend of/dating/married to a Civil War Nut. I recognize the symptoms. … Continue reading

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