Month: October 2015

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Top 10 Articles of October 2015

Things never slow down. October was another busy month for Journal of the American Revolution. We are hard at work compiling the next annual volume (March 2016) and working with our authors to wrap up the two inaugural volumes of our book series. We also had a flurry of book award nominations (November 15 deadline) and welcomed four […]

by Editors
The War Years (1775-1783) Posted on

New Light on Battle Casualties: The 9th Pennsylvania Regiment at Brandywine

Recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of all combat veterans from any war is a meaningful American tradition. On June 2, 2015, the President of the United States awarded Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. William Shemin and Private Henry Johnson, both World War I soldiers. The President remarked, “We know who you are.  We know […]

by Patrick H. Hannum
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Winter Soldiering in the Lake Champlain Valley

From the beginning, the American army knew south-facing Fort Ticonderoga did little to protect against an attack coming up Lake Champlain from British-controlled Canada.[1] To address the problem, they decided to fortify the north-facing peninsula, called East Point or Rattlesnake Hill, that poked out into the lake across from Ticonderoga. During the summer of 1776, […]

by Michael Barbieri
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Native Americans in the American Revolution

Book Review: Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian World by Ethan A. Schmidt (Praeger, 2014) Native Americans in the American Revolution discusses the American Revolution in a way that most have never encountered. This conflict typically depicts “American colonists” against the British, with colonists on both sides […]

by Joshua Butler