Tag Archives: Lord Charles Cornwallis

Press Release: Victory at Yorktown

Breaking on Friday, the 237th anniversary of the surrender of British Lord Charles Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown, there was another victory. The American Battlefield Trust announced the successful acquisition of 49 acres of “hallowed ground associated with the 1781 battle.” The full … Continue reading

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

Part Three Click here for parts one and two. With British soldiers pouring into the fort, Colonel Ledyard ordered a ceasefire, and prepared to surrender Fort Griswold to the victorious British. However, the British disregarded the ceasefire and continuing pouring … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender: Cornwallis House

In the quaint South Carolina town of Winnsboro, a few miles off of current Interstate-77 sites a two-story stands one of the oldest dwellings in a town founded by Richard Winn of Virginia a few years before the start of … Continue reading

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Two Patriots: One Slave and One Free; James Armistead Lafayette and James Forten

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Malanna Henderson Part One  “It is not for their own land they fought, not even for a land which had adopted them, but for a land which had enslaved them, and whose laws, … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Place –Women’s Contribution in the Revolutionary War

Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome historian Malanna Henderson to the blog. A biography of Mrs. Henderson is at the bottom of this post.  Historical records are generally written by men about men. When most of us think about … Continue reading

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Defense in Depth as a Revolutionary War Battlefield Tactic

Part Three (click here for first two installments) Determined to avenge his embarrassing defeat at Cowpens, Lt. Gen. Charles Lord Cornwallis set his army out in a determined pursuit of the American army. Knowing that he was too weak to … Continue reading

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The Virginia Capes, Jutland, and American Destiny

At the end of last month and the beginning of this, I was in Britain marking the centennial of the Battle of Jutland, World War I’s largest naval battle. My great-grandfather was there as part of the Royal Navy, and … Continue reading

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