The Early Modern Commons

Journal of the American Revolution

Recent Posts

The Setauket Raid – December 1777

22 May 2017

On the 1st of December 1777 Colonel Samuel B. Webb noted in his journal,[1] … At Horseneck [Greenwich, CT].  This day my Regiment marched... The post The Setauket Raid –...

Contributor Close-up: Jeff Dacus

19 May 2017

About Jeff Dacus Jeff Dacus is a retired U.S. Marine. He presently lives in Vancouver, Washington where he teaches middle school U.S. History. He’s... The post Contributor Close-up:...

The 3rd New Jersey Regiment’s Plundering of Johnson Hall

18 May 2017

The newly formed 3rd New Jersey Regiment, commanded by Col. Elias Dayton, was mustered into the Continental Army on May 2, 1776.  It was... The post The 3rd New Jersey Regiment’s...

“The Man Unmasked”:  Henry Laurens, Egerton Leigh, and the Making of a Revolutionary

17 May 2017

Henry Laurens, one of colonial South Carolina’s wealthiest and most politically powerful planter-merchants, was a conservative by nature.[1]  When the imperial crisis began...