Tag Archives: Valley Forge National Historical Park

“Rev War Revelry” The Winter that Won the War, Valley Forge

In June 1778, the Continental army marched out of their winter encampment in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and headed toward New Jersey in pursuit of the retreating British army. The past six months, from December 1777 to June 1778, ushered in … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Common Soldier, Continental Congress, Continental Leadership, Emerging Revolutionary War, Emerging Revolutionary War Series, Northern Theater, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marching Out of Valley Forge

On this date, in 1778, the Continental army, under the command of General George Washington broke winter camp and began the spring campaign. Their objective was to catch the British army, under Sir Henry Clinton, retreating across New Jersey to … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Revolutionary War, Northern Theater, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Forgotten Woman of Valley Forge from America’s Forgotten Ally

During the winter encampment at Valley Forge, as thousands of men huddled around drafty wooden cabins, with dwindling supplies, and battled boredom and disease, a relief effort was organized hundreds of miles away. George Washington, ensconced at the Potts House … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Revolutionary War, Memory, Native American, Northern Theater, Revolutionary War, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Emerging Revolutionary War Series 2019 Releases

In 2018, the inaugural two volumes, of the Emerging Revolutionary War Series published by Savas Beatie, LLC. Those first two volumes were; A Single Blow, The Battles of Lexington and Concord and The Beginning of the American Revolution and Victory or Death, The Battles of … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Revolutionary War, Emerging Revolutionary War Series, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bob Drury & Tom Clavin, Valley Forge, Kindle ed., (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018).

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin have spent years writing books, both individually and as a team.  Between the two of them, they have explored topics ranging from baseball and golf to the old west and America’s 20th century wars.  With Valley … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lachlan McIntosh

On a recent trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park I came across the monument to featured below, of a general that did not initially ring a bell in my memory. So I did a little investigating. The first name … Continue reading

Posted in Continental Congress, Continental Leadership, National Park Service, Northern Theater, Personalities, Revolutionary War, Southern Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ERW Weekender: Brandywine & Valley Forge

Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome guest historian Daniel Welch to the blog. A brief biography of Mr. Welch is at the bottom of the post.  Several weeks ago I decided to take my usual weekend off of visiting … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, Continental Leadership, Memory, Monuments, National Park Service, Northern Theater, Photography, Revolutionary War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Common Soldier, Continental Leadership, National Park Service, Northern Theater, Personalities, Revolutionary War, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter, 1777

Part Two In the lowest depths of one of the coldest winters in the American Revolution, the Continental Army uncovered the dedication that the core of the military movement had. Suffering was beyond comparison. The cause was supply, the crux … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Common Soldier, Continental Leadership, National Park Service, Northern Theater, Personalities, Revolutionary War, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment