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Book Review: The Indian World of George Washington by Colin G. Calloway

Multiple tomes grace bookshelves in libraries, book stores, and personal residences that depict various aspects of George Washington’s life and legacy. Historian Colin G. Calloway’s “The Indian World of George Washington”  deserves a space on that bookshelf. Long overdue, this volume … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender: Wheeling

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Jon-Erik Gilot. A short bio is attached at the bottom of this post. Though perhaps more widely known as the birthplace of West Virginia during the Civil War, Wheeling and its environs retains several … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day and the Legend of Ponks Uteney

Before Americans began relying on a local groundhog to predict the weather, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania had a legend attached to it. In 1772, Native Americans converted to Christianity under the tutelage of missionaries from the Church of the United Brethren (known … Continue reading

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McColloch’s Leap

“By no means comparable with the feats of a similar character” and “performed an act of daring” and “nay, desperate horsemanship” and “seldom been equaled by man or beast.” All these describe the amazing escape of Major Samuel McColloch in … Continue reading

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A Portrait of John Cuppy

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Gabriel Neville Most of the enlisted men of the Revolutionary War are faceless and forgotten—just names on lists. Biographies and painted portraits are honors that were reserved for officers. Even so, it is possible … Continue reading

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Battle of Fort San Carlos – Westernmost Battle of the American Revolution

St. Louis, Missouri is considered the gateway to the west for the United States beginning in the 19th century. In the 18th century, St. Louis was not on the radar of many in the burgeoning United States. However, the westernmost … Continue reading

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Norman MacLeod’s Campaign Journal, October 13, 1778

In the summer of 1778, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark of the Virginia militia launched one of the most daring American military operations of the Revolutionary War when he invaded the “Illinois country” and captured Cahokia and Kaskaskia in modern-day … Continue reading

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