Tag Archives: American Revolution

The Twilight’s Last Gleaming: Fireworks & Grand Illuminations

Reprinted from July 2, 2012: The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival . . . It ought to … Continue reading

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A Change on the Horizon…

You can almost feel the cold weather from just looking at the painting. With the snow on the ground, and white specks of wintry mix falling in the distance, one almost wants to say “brrr.” With rags wrapped around feet, heads … Continue reading

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Mercer’s Grenadier Militia

This is part two in the series by guest historian Drew Gruber. For part one, click here. On the morning of October 3, 1781, British Colonels Tarleton and Thomas Dundas led another expedition north towards Gloucester Courthouse and away from … Continue reading

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Mercer’s Grenadier Militia

  Emerging Revolutionary War and Revolutionary War Wednesday is pleased to welcome back guest historian Drew Gruber. Part 1 When we think about American militia during the Revolutionary War, the image of an untrained rifle-toting citizen turned soldier comes to … Continue reading

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“They Fought Because They Would Not Be Slaves”

Revolutionary War Wednesday and Emerging Revolutionary War is pleased to welcome guest historian Mark Maloy this week.  African-Americans fought for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, right?  Many of us remember learning about Crispus Attucks dying during the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender – Yorktown

  Rev War Wednesday and Emerging Revolutionary War is pleased to welcome guest historian Kate Gruber.  Let me guess– you are a Rev War Nerd who is the best friend of/dating/married to a Civil War Nut. I recognize the symptoms. … Continue reading

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The Return of L’Hermoine

It will be hard to describe in modern terms the celebrity of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette (aka LaFayette) in 18th century America. The young Marquis was fascinated with the American ideal of … Continue reading

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“A Negro Man”: Prince Estabrook of Lexington

As the British under Lt. Col. Francis Smith marched out of Lexington on the morning of April 19th, they left behind them 18 American casualties. One of these men who suffered wounds that morning was Prince Estabrook. Estabrook was unlike … Continue reading

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The Most Fateful Decision of April 19, 1775

  Lord Hugh Percy, the 2nd Duke of Northumberland and holding the rank of brigadier general commanded the relief brigade that was ordered out from Boston by Sir Thomas Gage after Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith had sent back a messenger … Continue reading

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“Remember the Ladies”

  March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the many contributions women have contributed in our country. At George Washington Birthplace National Monument, our social media policy for the month has been to highlight important women to … Continue reading

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