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Fredericksburg, Virginia's Sentry Box

Fredericksburg’s Sentry Box has a history spanning several of America’s most tumultuous eras. General George Weedon, a tavern owner, Revolutionary War general, and influential member of the Fredericksburg community, built the house in 1786, calling it the “Sentry Box” in honor of his own experiences in the Continental Army.  689 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

America’s First and Real “Yes We Can”

Today in History, October 17: 1777 –

Surrender of British Army at the Battle of Saratoga. British Gen. John Burgoyne was leading an army of 8,000 British regulars south from Canada to meet up and combine forces with Gen. 115 more words


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It’s finally here! Hamilton’s Battalion, a romance anthology featuring stories from Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan, and me! We are so excited about this book! 830 more words


The Revolutionary War service of Barnabas Clark (1743-1831)

Barnabas Clark’s (1743-1831) war service is recorded on page 510 of Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Volume 3 (the state’s official compilation of servicemen from its archives).  1,196 more words

Battle of the 195 riverfront

The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission gave Level 1 approval this afternoon to a hotel proposed for the water’s edge east of the Providence River, a place from which the colonists’ assault on the British revenue cutter Gaspee was launched, drawing first blood in the American revolution. 684 more words


Using Fiction for Historical Research in the Revolutionary Period

Although seemingly incongruent, historians can deepen and enhance their research by reading novels and other works of fiction composed during periods of their study. In particular, contemporaneously written fiction offers “participant” insights into attitudes and perceptions that augment those found in diaries and memoirs. 515 more words

Revolutionary War

Occupation as Liberation

240 years ago, Philadelphia was occupied by British forces under the command of General Howe; the city was taken after a brutal campaign through the… 561 more words

Living History