American Revolution Podcast
ARP256 Hanging Rock

ARP256 Hanging Rock

October 2, 2022

Over the summer of 1780, the British control of South Carolina is challenged by militia led by Elijah Clarke and Thomas Sumter.  Britain also loses an important supply fleet to Spain.

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Book Recommendation of the Week:

From Savannah to Yorktown: the American Revolution in the South, by Henry Lumpkin (or borrow on archive.org). 

Online Recommendation of the Week: The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina, from a British province to an independent state, Vol. 2, By David Ramsey: https://archive.org/details/historyofrevolut02rams

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ARP255 Ramsour’s Mill

ARP255 Ramsour’s Mill

September 18, 2022

General Cornwallis struggles to pacify South Carolina.  Patriots crush a gathering of loyalist militia at Ramsour's Mill in North Carolina, and manage to ambush an attacking loyalist force at Cedar Springs South Carolina.

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Book Recommendation of the Week:

The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas, by John Buchanan. (borrow on Archive.org). 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Runyan, Conner “Did the first Cedar Springs Skirmish Really Happen?” Journal of the American Revolution, May 12, 2016. https://allthingsliberty.com/2016/05/did-the-first-cedar-springs-skirmish-really-happen

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AR-SP16 History Daily’s Battle of Princeton

AR-SP16 History Daily’s Battle of Princeton

September 11, 2022

This week a guest podcaster, Lindsey Graham of the History Daily Podcast discusses the Battle of Princeton.

For more on the History Daily Podast, go to: https://www.noiser.com/history-daily

 

AR254 Springfield

AR254 Springfield

September 4, 2022

After British General Henry Clinton returns from South Carolina in June 1780, he launches a multi-pronged attack into New Jersey with the hope of finishing off the Continental Army.  General Nathanael Greene makes use of limited Continental forces and local militia to protect the headquarters at Morristown.  The British manage only to burn the village of Springfield before withdrawing back to New York.

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Book Recommendation of the Week:

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle for New Jersey - 1780, by Thomas Fleming (or borrow on Archive.org

Online Recommendation of the Week:

Sobol, Thomas T. “William Maxwell, New Jersey’s Hard Fighting General” Journal of the American Revolution, August 15, 2016. https://allthingsliberty.com/2016/08/william-maxwell-new-jerseys-hard-fighting-general

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ARP253 Connecticut Farms

ARP253 Connecticut Farms

August 21, 2022

While awaiting General Clinton's return from Charleston, New York's commanding officer, Hessian General Wilhelm von Knyphausen launches a raid into New Jersey, fighting the Americans at the town of Connecticut Farms.  Also, Navy Captain James Nicholson of the Trumbull, tangles with the British Privateer Watt.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield, 1780, by Edward Lengel.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Life of William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, Major-General in the Army of the United States during the Revolution: with selections from his correspondence, By Wm Duer: https://archive.org/details/lifeofwilliamale00duerw

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ARP252 Gordon Riots

ARP252 Gordon Riots

August 7, 2022

As the cost of war takes its toll in England, group of voters in Yorkshire create an Association to question the King's role in running the Government.  A mob burns London to protest wartime laws allowing granting Catholics additional rights, including that of enlistment in the Army.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: King Mob: The Story of Lord George Gordon and the Riots of 1780, by Christopher Hibbert

Online Recommendation of the Week: A state of the representation of the people of England, on the principles of Mr. Pitt in 1785; with an annexed state of additional propositions, by the Rev. Christopher Wyvill: https://archive.org/details/stateofrepresent00wyvi

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ARP251 Waxhaws Massacre

ARP251 Waxhaws Massacre

July 24, 2022

Colonel Banastre Tarleton slaughters a group of escaping Continentals at Waxhaw.  General Clinton's edict that all colonists must join loyalist militias convinces many paroled men to rally to patriot units commanded by leaders such as Thomas Sumter and Francis Marion.  Patriots attack and massacre a loyalist regiment commanded by Christian Huck.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution, by John Oller (borrow on archive.org).

Online Recommendation of the Week: Weems, Mason L. Life of Gen'l Francis Marion, (originally published 1809): https://archive.org/details/lifeofgenlfranci00weem 

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ARP250 Mohawk Valley Raids

ARP250 Mohawk Valley Raids

July 10, 2022

 

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Watt, Gavin K. For Want of His Silver Plate, Sir John Johnson's Raid of May 1780, Dundurn, 1997. (Buy at Fort Plain Bookstore)

Online Recommendation of the Week: Swiggett, Howard, War out of Niagara: Walter Butler and the Tory Rangers,  

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ARP249 St Louis Raid

ARP249 St Louis Raid

June 26, 2022

North Carolina Overmountain Men form a new government for what would become Tennessee.

A British inspired raid, primarily by disparate groups of Native warriors attack the Spanish outpost at St. Louis, and the Virginia outpost at Cahokia on May 26, 1780.  Both attacks are thwarted.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The American Revolutionary War in the West, by Stephen Kling, Jr (ed) (at Ft. Plain Museum bookstore).

Online Recommendation of the Week: Dick, Jimmy “The Battle of St. Louis” Journal of the American Revolution, February 10, 2014: https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/02/the-battle-of-st-louis

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ARP248 Charleston Falls

ARP248 Charleston Falls

June 12, 2022

After surrounding Charleston South Carolina, British General Henry Clinton compels the Continental Army under Benjamin Lincoln to surrender.  The British deny their opponents the honors of war, taking the entire defending army as prisoners of war.  The surrender in May 1780 marks the greatest loss for the Americans during the course of the Revolution.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780, by Carl Borick. 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Original papers relating to the siege of Charleston, 1780, by Benjamin Lincoln:
https://archive.org/details/originalpapersre00linc

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