Category Archives: Revolutionary War

Intersections of History at Turner’s Gap

We often find layers of history when we least expect it. Take Turner’s Gap on South Mountain in central Maryland. Most of us know this was the primary gap through the mountains, fought over in September, 1862 as part of … Continue reading

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The Bust of Grant and the Indiscriminate Destruction of Monuments

For some people, Ulysses S. Grant’s monument in San Francisco toppled last Friday not with a clang but with a loud “I told you so.” “First, it’s Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, but just you wait,” those people have … Continue reading

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“The First Blood Spilt to Freedom”: Dangerfield Newby, the Boston Massacre, and Crispus Attucks 250 Years Later

Every quest for liberty has its first martyr. Two-hundred and fifty years ago this evening, the cause of American liberty gained its first five when British soldiers fired on a crowd of Bostonians in an event immortalized as the Boston … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN 3: Fort Stevens

C-SPAN 3 has a ton of great content coming up on the next few days from Emerging Civil War and our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War.

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute 2019: Dan Davis, the Rev War, and the Southern Campaign

Dan Davis, on the stage now at the Trust’s 2019 National Teacher Institute, provides a great overview of the Southern Campaign from the Revolutionary War.

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: The Men Who Invented the Constitution

“There are, every now and then, rooms where it all happens,” said David Stewart. “If we have a sacred space in this country, that’s it. That’s the room to see.” Stewart, author of The Summer of 1787: The Men Who … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Rethinking George Washington with Phill Greenwalt

When he takes to the front of the room for his talk at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute, Phill Greenwalt introduces himself as the co-founder of Emerging Revolutionary War and as the acting chief of interpretation at Morristown National … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Independence Forever!

We’ve had a great couple of days at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute. I have notes from some fantastic talks and workshops that I’ve attended, which I’ll get typed up when I have the chance. There’s so much going … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: The American Way of War

As a precursor for the rest of the conference, where we’ll be spending so much time talking about two different wars, Kris White kicked off the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute with an overview of “The American Way of War.” … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust Reaches Major Milestone

Our good friends at the American Battlefield Trust announced a major milestone this week at their annual conference: 50,000 acres of saved battlefield land! What an incredible achievement! The acquisition of 13 acres at Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley … Continue reading

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