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“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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George Washington’s Greatest Speech?

On the morning of March 15, 1783, George Washington strode into the “New Building” or “Temple” as the structure was referred as, to address the assembled officers of the Continental Army. He asked General Horatio Gates if he could have … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Troy from American Revolution Podcast

Emerging Revolutionary War recently had the pleasure, via e-mail, to interview historian Michael Troy who is the man behind the popular¬†American Revolution Podcast site. A link to his page follows this interview. What was the reasoning behind starting American Revolution … Continue reading

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Captain John Asbhy

Part Two Captain John Ashby and his fellow Virginians would face their greatest test of the war on the afternoon of September 11th, 1777 at the Battle of Brandywine. Following a wide flank march the bulk of the Crown forces … Continue reading

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Captain John Ashby

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Travis Shaw.¬† Part One As he looked northward across the open ground in front of his position, Captain John Ashby could see the advance guard of the British army moving steadily closer. They came … Continue reading

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Another American in Paris

So, vacation time rolls around again and this year my family and I had an opportunity to travel to Paris, France for a few days.¬† Riding into the city from Charles de Gaulle Airport, our taxi driver, by chance, took … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Continental Army in Morristown

Part of an ongoing series about the Continental Army in Morristown, New Jersey. To read previous posts, click here. During the winter encampment, in 1777, at Morristown, George Washington ordered the inoculation for smallpox of the Continental Army. Although knowing … Continue reading

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