Author: Robert M. Dunkerly

Bert Dunkerly is a historian, award-winning author, and speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He holds a degree in History from St. Vincent College and a Masters in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. He has worked at nine historic sites, written nine books, including Redcoats on the Cape Fear, about the Revolution in Wilmington. His research includes archaeology, colonial life, military history, and historic commemoration. Dunkerly is currently a Park Ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park. He has visited over 400 battlefields and over 700 historic sites worldwide. When not reading or writing, he enjoys hiking, camping, and photography.

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8 Fast Facts About Camp Followers

They were always there, but are seldom mentioned.  Name any major battle or campaign: New York, Brandywine, Germantown, Saratoga, Yorktown, Camden, Kings Mountain, Guilford Courthouse, Cowpens, Charleston; there are accounts of Camp Followers at each of them.  Who were they?  What did they do?  Does it matter?  Think you know about soldiers’ wives?  Read on […]

by Robert M. Dunkerly
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Overlooked Wilmington

The city you probably never thought about for its role in the Revolution had a tremendously important role in the conflict.  Boston, Philadelphia, Newport, and New York are well known for their Revolutionary War history.  The smaller southern towns of Williamsburg, Charleston, and Savannah are also recognized for their Revolutionary significance.  Yet one city stands […]

by Robert M. Dunkerly