Month: August 2014

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Top 10 Articles of August 2014

Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) takes great pride in its mission to be the leading source of information about the American Revolution and Founding era — a mission worth emphasizing during the back to school month of August. In a world of increasing historical illiteracy and apathy, JAR publishes passionate, creative and smart content […]

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8 Fast Facts About Hessians

By the start of the American Revolution, the British military was spread thinly across their global empire. Despite having tens of thousands of troops in America throughout the war, it was still necessary to supplement their numbers by hiring foreign troops. By 1776 thousands of soldiers from Hesse-Cassel were pouring into New York. They served […]

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His Excellency’s Guards

On March 11, 1776, George Washington, headquartered at the Vassal mansion in Cambridge, Massachusetts, issued the following General Order to his officers: “The General is desirous of selecting a particular number of men as a guard for himself and baggage. The Colonel or Commanding Officer of each of the established regiments, the artillery and riflemen […]

by Bob Ruppert
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Join: American Revolution Round Tables

American Revolution Round Tables (ARRTs) are devoted to the study of all aspects of the American Revolution and Revolutionary War.  Composed of historically-minded individuals, each ARRT provides a forum for the exploration, discussion, and sharing of knowledge about this critical period of our country’s history. All are welcome to join in this enlightening and enjoyable […]

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Misinformation, Disinformation, and Gen. Washington’s Gunpowder Supply

In the summer of 1775, Gen. George Washington fell victim to bad information about the Continental Army’s gunpowder supply. When he finally received accurate data, it left him temporarily speechless, fearful of a British attack, and unable to carry out his plans to free Boston. Nearly two hundred years later, a historian created a counter-narrative […]

by J. L. Bell
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Easton’s Missing Dead

When it comes to Pennsylvania military hospitals during the Revolution apart from Philadelphia, Bethlehem has received a great deal of (appropriate) attention by scholars mainly because (1) it became the new Headquarters of the Hospital Department under Dr. Shippen, and (2) shortly after wounded arrived, the town began to see a very high mortality rate. […]

by Thomas Verenna
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Inventing Ethan Allen

Book Review: Inventing Ethan Allen by John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 2014. Hardcover: $85.00, ISBN 978-61168-553-4. Pp. XII, 285. Index, bibliography, maps and illustrations. “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” From The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence “Where I’m from, we believe […]

by Gene Procknow