Author: Eric Wiser

Eric grew up on the northwest side of Chicago and earned a BA in History from Loyola University-Chicago and was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society in History. He is a certified Secondary History teacher and a Certified Public Accountant, having also studied Accountancy at DePaul University. His fascination with the American Revolution started with a visit to Yorktown battlefield during college and increased when he learned of his family’s heritage in the Revolution on a visit to Maryland and Virginia. Eric currently lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with his wife and daughter.

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Blue Mountain Valley and the Rise of Lord Stirling

“A Most Dreadful Voyage” was how the captain of British supply ship Blue Mountain Valley described his mission to North America in the fall and winter of 1775–1776. The ship’s young Scottish captain, James Dempster, was an experienced merchant sailor with voyages to China, India, and the West Indies.[1] The mission Dempster embarked on when Blue […]

by Eric Wiser