Top 10 Articles of April 2015


April 30, 2015
by Editors Also by this Author


Journal of the American Revolution is the leading source of knowledge about the American Revolution and Founding Era. We feature smart, groundbreaking research and well-written narratives from expert writers. Our work has been featured by the New York Times, TIME magazine, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, Mental Floss, NPR, and more. Journal of the American Revolution also produces annual hardcover volumes, a branded book series, and the podcast, Dispatches

Journal of the American Revolution is hosting a RevWar Schmoozer next Friday, May 8, to celebrate our 2015 annual volume and new book series. The networking event for history professionals and amateurs will be held at The Point, 147 Hanover Street in Boston. The Point’s second floor is reserved from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The next day, a private tour of the new “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” exhibit will take place at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center in the Boston Public Library. Click here for more details.

In April, we welcomed four new contributors: John Rees, Arthur S. Lefkowitz, Louis Arthur Norton, and William Clift. Plus, Mount Vernon’s Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington became our newest advertiser, sharing the details of an exciting two-day tour and battlefield excursion experience that highlights the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of the Yorktown campaign. Click here for details.

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of April 2015

  1. Lafayette’s Second Voyage to America: Lafayette and l’Hermione by Kim Burdick
  2. 20 Terrifying Revolutionary War Soldier Experiences by Thomas Verenna
  3. Incidents Near Fort Ticonderoga on June 17, 1777 by Michael Barbieri
  4. Prelude to Rebellion: Dunmore’s Raid on the Williamsburg Magazine by Norman Fuss
  5. The Follies of General John Lacey and the Pennsylvania Militia in 1778 by Thomas Verenna
  6. 7 Gold Medals of America’s Revolutionary Congress by Gary Shattuck
  7. Visiting Boston’s Liberty Tree Site by John L. Smith, Jr.
  8. Francis Rush Clark’s Drawing “A Country Waggon” by Arthur S. Lefkowitz
  9. Brigadier General John de Haas: A Bad Example to Others by Jeff Dacus
  10. Captain Gustavus Conynham: America’s Successful Naval Captain or Accidental Pirate? by Louis Arthur Norton



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