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Evaluating the Maryland Officers

In late 1776, Maryland expanded its military contribution to the Continental Army from one regiment to seven. This required a great deal of planning, as each new regiment required about 50 new officers, and so many promotions required much deliberation. 356 more words

Maryland 400

One if by land

Day 6 (T-64) – Boston, MA – Washington, DC

It’s been an interesting few days in Boston, most of them spent walking until I decided I no longer want feet. 840 more words


The Spread of Enfranchisement

Following the War of 1812, enfranchisement broadened in American society considerably. 300 more words

Early Republic

Huzzah for the Revolution!: My First Reenactment

Ok.  I have to be honest.  The reenactment this post is about technically isn’t my first reenactment.  That was when my family managed to book a Normandy trip during D-Day anniversary celebrations.   1,154 more words

American Revolution

Lost and Found - May 23rd Edition

What to remember about May 23rd…

  • 1701  Scottish privateer Captain William Kidd is hanged for piracy and murder
  • 1777  170 patriot raiders begin Meigs Expedition that will capture British fort at Sag Harbor, Long Island, burn 24 ships, destroy tons of supplies, and capture 90 Redcoats before returning to Connecticut…
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Lost and Found - May 20th Edition

What to remember about May 20th…

  • 1506  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies of heart attack in Valladolid, Spain (b. 1451)
  • 1778  Patriot and Oneida indian allies led by Marquis de Lafayette evade entrapment by British troops at Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania…
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The Cocked Musket Frozen in Time

This musket was hooked in 1903 by an eight-year-old boy fishing in the Hackensack River at the Historic New Bridge Landing in New Jersey, where General Washington led his 2,000 troops from Fort Lee in a ragged retreat from the British invasion of November 20, 1776, as memorialized in Thomas Paine’s… 185 more words