Tag Archives: John Laurens

Review: Standing in Their Own Light: African-American Patriots in the American Revolution

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Bill Backus to the blog.    Fighting for Independence, Patriots commonly argued they were combating an attempt by the English Crown to reduce the American colonies to slavery.  The irony that most leaders crowing … Continue reading

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Three American Revolutionary War Luminaries

A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit Yorktown National Battlefield. This evening I was scrolling through my cache of American Revolution photos on an external hard drive, when I came across the picture below. A simple monument … Continue reading

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Winter, 1777

Part Three On February 23, 1778, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrived at the Continental Army encampment at Valley Forge.  He quickly ingratiated himself with George Washington and the commanding general’s cadre of staff officers. John Laurens would write a … Continue reading

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