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“One can tell a Tory by his looks,” Lewis Howell, a surgeon with the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, wrote his father in late June. The good doctor evidently had remarkable diagnostic powers, given the physical resemblance of loyalists and revolutionaries. Both breeds were drawn from all strata of their society, high, low, and middling. The […]

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Supply Train Problems During the Revolutionary War

by Daniel Russ on June 25, 2019

In “Valley Forge” by Bob Drury, Tom Clavin we talk about how difficult it was to provision Colonial Troops even though they fought on their own soil versus an army from an ocean away. Every recruit was promised daily a pound of bread, three pints of dried vegetables, a pint of milk, a quart of […]

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Thanks To The French And Indian War, There Is An America.

July 4, 2013

   George Washington Leads Troops Against Ft. Duquesne   Prior to the American Revolutionary War, the British and the Colonials fought side by side against the French. So it was a bit odd to be at the business end of each other’s muskets so quickly after the grand win against the French. And it must have […]

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