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Year in Review 2015: Emerging Revolutionary War

Today is Wednesday, and for most of 2015, that meant Rev War Wednesdays. On January 28 of this year, Emerging Civil War launched Rev War Wednesdays in effort to call attention to America’s Revolution-era history. The initiative followed the lead of … Continue reading

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Mr. Jefferson’s library: “a necessity of life”

Part three in a four-part series “I cannot live without books,” Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams in June of 1815. The former president had just packed his personal library—some 6,700 volumes—into a wagon train and shipped it north to … Continue reading

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Remember Concord, Massachusetts—April 19, 1775 “The shot heard ’round the world”

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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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