Tag Archives: New York

“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

Posted in Arms & Armaments, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, British Leadership, Continental Leadership, Emerging Revolutionary War, Memory, National Park Service, Northern Theater, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Continental Congress, Memory, Monuments, Personalities, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Armies, Common Soldier, Emerging Revolutionary War, Memory, Minute Men, Northern Theater, Personalities, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uncovering the Continental Army in Morristown

Part of an ongoing series of about the Continental Army in Morristown, New Jersey. For the first post, click here. Across the street from the Ford Mansion, the elegant home of the Jacob Ford, Jr. and his family, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Common Soldier, Monuments, National Park Service, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“He Stood the Field with Great Bravery”; The Story of Major Andrew Leitch, Part 2

After the Battle of Long Island, American forces evacuated to Manhattan Island. But with the British in command of the waters around New York, they easily could land their forces anywhere along Manhattan Island. On September 15th, the British crossed … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Arms & Armaments, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Campaigns, Continental Leadership, Memory, Monuments, Northern Theater, Personalities, Revolutionary War, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us here at¬†Emerging Revolutionary War, we want to wish you and yours a “Happy Thanksgiving.” Below is the official proclamation by President George Washington dedicating a day of “public thanksgiving.” in 1789. By the President of the … Continue reading

Posted in Memory, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn, An Untold Story of the American Revolution by Robert P. Watson

Andersonville. Bataan. Auschwitz. All conjure up images of disillusion, devastation, and death. All are infamously known as harsh prisoner-of-war camps. When those words are read, images flash through your mind and memory of hollow faces attached to gaunt bodies staring … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Common Soldier, Continental Leadership, Memory, Monuments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment