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Avenging Francis Bradley, the Mecklenburg Marksman: A Family Story

26 June 2017

As I summarized in The ‘Battle at McIntire’s Farm’, on October 3, 1780 Lord Cornwallis sent Maj. John Doyle on a foraging party north... The post Avenging Francis...

From Yorktown to England ― Cornwallis’s fraught passage home

22 June 2017

Based preponderantly on The Cornwallis Papers,[1] this article describes in part Cornwallis’s last days in Virginia, his brief sojourn in New York, and events... The post From...

Theaters of the American Revolution: Northern, Middle, Southern, Western, Naval

21 June 2017

Book review: Theaters of the American Revolution: Northern, Middle, Southern, Western, Naval by James Kirby Martin, Mark Edward Lender, Edward G. Lengel, Charles Neimeyer, Jim......

The Scandalous Divorce Case that Influenced the Declaration of Independence

20 June 2017

During the hot, humid Philadelphia summer of 1776, the writing of the Declaration of Independence was just another Congressional housekeeping chore which the delegates... The post The...