Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

Washington Redskins…a team rooted in Revolutionary War History?

There is much debate today about names of streets, buildings, and sports teams. One team that has been in the headlines for several years about their name is the Washington Redskins. Now, I have to be upfront…I have been a … Continue reading

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect of the Republic

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Darien Ashley. A short bio follows this post. The best architecture is that which reflects clearly the ideals and activities of the people which inhabit it. This is true for both private dwellings and … Continue reading

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Union Jack o’er the Capitol: A Burning of Washington Walking Tour

Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome guest historian Zach Whitlow. Zach’s biography is at the bottom of this post.  August marks the 202nd anniversary of the Burning of Washington. On the heels of their astounding victory at Bladensburg, a … Continue reading

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James Monroe at War

  Part Two With an excess of officers in the Continental Army and little prospect of getting a field command, James Monroe resigned his commission in 1779.  He became a Lieutenant-Colonel of Virginia forces, but was unable to recruit enough … Continue reading

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