Top 10 Articles of May 2015


May 29, 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

jarannualvol2015For those who don’t know, Journal of the American Revolution‘s three publishing pillars include the free online magazine at, an annual hardback collector’s edition and a recently-announced book series of original monographs.  Journal of the American Revolution, Annual Volume 2015 presents the journal’s best historical research and writing of the previous year. Designed for institutions, scholars and enthusiasts alike, the annual volume provides a convenient overview of the latest research and scholarship about the American Revolution and Founding of the United States of America. Hot off the press, the first copies arrived last week and look stunning. This collector’s edition is available in very limited supply so order your copy today. Amazon should start fulfilling pre-orders within the next few days and you can also order directly from Westholme Publishing.

Miss the tour? See the photos.
Miss the tour? See the photos.

In May, we welcomed three new writers: Deborah M. Child, David Ross and Brady J. Crytzer, And in advertising: Mount Vernon is hosting the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Annual Conference (June 12-14) on European friends of the American Revolution. The event features an impressive line-up of international scholars, so don’t miss it! Click here for details. And don’t forget about Mount Vernon’s awesome two-day excursion, George Washington’s Yorktown, on June 6-7.

Thanks to those who joined us at our RevWar Schmoozer in Boston. About two dozen attendees enjoyed a private tour of the new RevWar map exhibit at the Leventhal Map Center in Boston Public Library. For those who missed it, click here for an excellent photo slideshow of the exhibit.

Finally, we have a rare forward-looking announcement. During the week of June 8-12, we will publish our sixth group interview, featuring five new, thought-provoking questions with engrossing answers from multiple historians. If you liked our past group interviews, you’ll love this one! Now, as always…

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of May 2015

  1. The Hessian Jägerkorps in New York and Pennsylvania, 1776-1777 by David Ross
  2. 9 Rules of Spying That Nathan Hale Failed to Follow by John L. Smith, Jr.
  3. We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence by Elizabeth M. Covart
  4. Allegheny Burning: George Washington, Daniel Brodhead, and the Battle of Thompson’s Island by Brady J. Crytzer
  5. Fanning’s Bloody Sabbath as Traced by Alexander Gray by Hershel Parker
  6. George Washington’s “Baker Master” by Gary Shattuck
  7. Richard Brunton: An Artist of No Ordinary Character by Deborah M. Child
  8. Major Christopher French, Prisoner of War by Gary Shattuck
  9. Light Infantry Never Surrender! by Todd Braisted
  10. A Yorktown Footnote: The Last Days of Col. Alexander Scammell by William W. Reynolds

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