Top 10 Articles of January 2016


January 28, 2016
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

January 2016 was triple-A rated for featuring plenty of new announcements, authors and articles. We crowned Independence Lost by Kathleen DuVal as our 2015 book award winner and shared our top 30 articles of the previous 12 months. The first two books of our new series—The Road to Concord by J. L. Bell and Grand Forage 1778 by Todd Braisted—were formally announced with the launch of Amazon pre-order pages. And we welcomed three new authors to the journal: Nico Bell-Romero, Gerald Holland and John K. Robertson. Busy, busy.

Last month we also celebrated our third birthday. Many thanks to all our loyal readers, writers, advertisers and publishing partners for helping to make Journal of the American Revolution the go-to source for fresh, insightful and important content about our nation’s founding. Now, without further ado…

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of January 2016

  1. Redoubt No. 4: Lynchpin of Fortress West Point by Bob Ruppert
  2. Dear Rosey: A Soldier Seeks Help from his Wife by Don N. Hagist
  3. A Brief Publication History of the “Times that Try Men’s Souls” by Jett Connor
  4. Did Oliver Hazard Perry’s Father Kill a Quaker? by Christian M. McBurney
  5. Major James Dunlap: Was He Murdered Twice? by Wayne Lynch
  6. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Chichester Cheyne’s Revolutionary War, 1778-1783 by Nico Bell-Romero
  7. 45 Genuine George Washington Quotes During the Revolutionary War by John L. Smith, Jr.
  8. The Seizure of the Virginia Gazette, or Norfolk Intelligencer by Gerald Holland
  9. Barlow Trecothick’s Role in the Repeal of the Stamp Act by Bob Ruppert
  10. The Organization of the Rhode Island Militia, 1774-1783 by John K. Robertson

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