Revolutionary War

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“Our Officers and Men Behaved Like Men Determined To Be Free”: The Battle of Stony Point, 15-16 July 1779

Written By Eric Anderson Historian Henry P. Johnston writes that the Battle of Stony Point was “…altogether the most brilliant performance of the [American] revolution.”  Yet in most books about the…

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Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London

Review By: Gary Sellick Benedict Arnold is one of the most controversial figures in American history, and one of the most written about figures of the Revolutionary War.  In Homegrown Terror,…

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The Queen’s American Rangers

Review By: James P. Bongarra, Jr. The Queen’s American Rangers tells the story of a Loyalist unit that fought in the American Revolution.  The unit, named to honor Queen Charlotte, King…

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Braddock’s Defeat

Review by: John Grady, Fairfax, VA David Preston’s Braddock’s Defeat is not  only a blow-by-blow battle account but a long overdue re-examination of the forces that eventually drove France from…

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Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Review by: Gregory J.W. Urwin, Temple University Next to Benedict Arnold, no other Continental Army general has attracted greater censure than Charles Lee.  Not only did he criticize George Washington…

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Major John Doughty

John Doughty was born in New York City, on 25 July 1754 and he graduated from King’s College (later Columbia University) in 1770. He entered the military in 1776 and became the…

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Major General Henry Knox

Henry Knox was born on 25 July 1750 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Scotch-Irish parents of humble origin. In 1762, Knox’s father, a shipbuilder by trade, died in the West Indies,…

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Major General Henry Dearborn

Henry Dearborn was born in Hampton, New Hampshire, on 23 February 1751. He studied medicine under Dr. Hall Jackson in Portsmouth and then married Mary Bartlett in 1771. Dearborn joined the…

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Major General Arthur St. Clair

Arthur St. Clair was born in Thurso, Scotland, on 23 March 1736 (Old Style). After a brief stint at the University of Edinburgh, he purchased a commission as an ensign in Great Britain’s…

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General of the Armies of the United States George Washington

George Washington was born in Westmoreland Country, Virginia, on 22 February 1732. He was educated at home by his father and his older brother. When he was 17, he was…

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