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Emerging Revolutionary War Weekender: The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Paige Gibbons Backus to the blog. This Weekend marks the 244th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

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Revolutionary War

And Good Riddance!

Today in History, December 13: 1776 – This is one of those “God knows what you need more than you do” stories. When the Continental Congress chose George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, they bypassed an extremely experienced and competent alternative; Gen. 245 more words

Washington, Smallpox, and the Fight for Independence

Living in Colonial America, disease and illness were defining challenges and perpetual threats of human existence.   At the time, there was no concept of infection or germ-theory, no vaccines, no really effective treatments for infectious disease and few public health measures that could reliably curb epidemics. 1,288 more words

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The Battle of Whitemarsh, Dec. 5 - 7, 1777

December was a busy time for General George Washington and the Continental Army in 1777.   On November 2, Washington moved the Continental Army into a camp in Whitemarsh, PA.   412 more words

turn down for what?

It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means: I’ve fallen behind on almost every single one of my hobbies and interests as I rush to wrap up everything that needs wrapping up by the end of the year. 404 more words


The Life of Thomas Johnson(1764-1846)

Thomas Johnson was living in Surry County, present day Stokes County, NC as early as 1774 and was appointed to serve as a member of  742 more words


Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

The Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is located about 15 miles upstream  from Charleston, SC along the Ashley River.

An oyster shell concrete tabby fort was built on this site in 1757.

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