Author: Philip D. Weaver

Phil Weaver is a retired systems analyst. A living historian for over forty years, he is a highly regarded tailor, presenter, and independent researcher. Phil's articles on the colonial period and living history were first published nationally in 1979. An original member of the West Point Chapter, Company of Military Historians, he was elected a Fellow of the Company (May 2004). His most recent book is The 3rd New Jersey in New-York: Stories from “The Jersey Greys” of 1776 (2020). He is also the editor and principle author of The Greatest Hits of The Colonial Chronicle: The Rev-War Collection (2016).

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Joseph McCracken: New York’s First Revolutionary Captain

On June 8, 1776, New York’s Capt. Joseph McCracken presented to the Albany Committee of Correspondence a payroll of men “employed in the taking of Ticonderoga” along with an account of expenses and disbursements. After the required certifications, the committee recommended that it be paid.[1] Questions remain as to why Albany County paid these Charlotte […]

by Philip D. Weaver
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The 3rd New Jersey Regiment’s Plundering of Johnson Hall

The newly formed 3rd New Jersey Regiment, commanded by Col. Elias Dayton, was mustered into the Continental Army on May 2, 1776.  It was reviewed in New York City by Generals Washington, Putnam, Sullivan, and Greene.  The regiment’s Capt. Joseph Bloomfield noted in his personal journal that the generals claimed they were the “compleatest and […]

by Philip D. Weaver