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The Battle of Groton Heights, September 6, 1781: The Fort Griswold Massacre

Part One After turning coat, Benedict Arnold received a commission as a brigadier general in the British army as part of the deal that he made in order to betray his country. In August 1781, George Washington decided to shift … 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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1st Maryland’s 2nd Last Stand

I was recently reading the superb book by Patrick O’Donnell on Washington’s Immortals, which brought me back to a talk I did about the same Marylanders in the American Revolution a few years back. Below is an excerpt of that talk and highlights … 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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Review: Washington’s Revolution by Robert Middlekauf

The name Robert Middlekauf is very familiar to enthusiasts of the American Revolutionary War era. Twenty-three years ago, Middlekauf, Preston Hotchkiss Professor of American History, Emertius, at California-Berkeley, published A Glorious Cause. The book was a finalist for the Pulitizer Prize … Continue reading

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