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A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

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Episodes

ARP249 St Louis Raid

6/26/2022
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. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: The American Revolutionary War in the West, by...

Duration:00:30:23

ARP248 Charleston Falls

6/12/2022
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. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book...

Duration:00:30:47

ARP247 Siege of Charleston

5/22/2022
The British under General Henry Clinton launch a full scale invasion to capture Charleston South Carolina. It takes months to move the army into place. Meanwhile the Americans under General Benjamin Lincoln prepare to meet the attack. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Partisans and Redcoats: The southern conflict that turned the tide of the American Revolution,...

Duration:00:31:04

ARP246 Mutiny of the Connecticut Line

5/8/2022
In the spring of 1780, the Marquis de Lafayette returns to America with the good news that a French army will soon follow. He finds the Continental Army on the verge of collapse, as starving soldiers consider mutiny. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution, by David A. Clary Online...

Duration:00:30:36

ARP245 San Juan Expedition

4/24/2022
In 1780, Colonel Steven Kemble and Captain Horatio Nelson launch an attack into the heart of New Spain, in hopes of capturing new land for the British Empire. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Sugden, John Nelson: A Dream of Glory, 1758–1797, Holt, 2004 (borrow on archive.org) Online Recommendation of the Week: Kotlik, George “The British Invade Nicaragua: The...

Duration:00:28:58

ARP244 Russia & the League of Armed Neutrality

4/10/2022
Russia's Catherine the Great declares the right of neutral countries to continue commerce with combatant nations. Russia is joined by several other European powers, who form the League of Armed Neutrality. Britain refuses to accept the terms of the declaration, further isolating itself from most of the powers of Europe. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Catherine...

Duration:00:31:37

ARP243 Relieving Gibraltar

3/27/2022
In January 1780 Britain send a relief fleet to resupply its garrison at Gibraltar. The Garrison had been under siege for six months by the Spanish Army and Navy. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History, by Roy and Lesley Adkins. Online Recommendation of the Week: A History Of The Siege Of Gibraltar (1779-1783), by John...

Duration:00:31:45

ARP242 Raids Around New York

3/20/2022
The Continental and British Armies make use of the fact that New York Harbor froze over during the winter of 1779-80. Both armies send raiding parties across the ice to attack enemy outposts. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Diary of a common soldier in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 : an annotated edition of the military journal of Jeremiah Greenman, or...

Duration:00:33:09

ARP241 Drafting an Army & Freeing Slaves

3/13/2022
Increasing difficulties in recruiting soldiers forces Congress to compel states to conscript soldiers for the 1780 campaign, leading to complaints of a standing army. Pennsylvania passes the first state law abolishing slavery over time. While the law begins the process, it would not lead to a single slave being freed under the law until 1808. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book...

Duration:00:31:18

ARP240 New Southern Strategy

3/6/2022
The British Army in North American must content for resources with the widening global war. General Clinton consolidates his armies in order to send an expedition against Charleston. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Cornwallis and the War of Independence, by Franklin and Mary Wickwire. Online Recommendation of the Week: Marriot Arbutnot (More than Nelson):...

Duration:00:32:54

ARP239 Winter at Morristown

2/20/2022
Over the winter of 1779-80, the Continental Army endures its most difficult winter of the war at Morristown, New Jersey. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: The Uncertain Revolution: Washington and the Continental Army at Morristown, by John T. Cunningham Online Recommendation of the Week: Life of Israel Putnam ("Old Put"), Major-General in the Continental Army,...

Duration:00:31:49

ARP238 Court Martial of Benedict Arnold

2/13/2022
At the request of the prosecution, Arnold must wait for months to defend himself against charges. The court dismisses two of the four charges, but orders General Washington to reprimand Arnold for the other two charges. After receiving the reprimand, Arnold resumes his secret correspondence with the British. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: The Tragedy of...

Duration:00:32:14

ARP237 The King’s Speech

2/6/2022
London is deeply divided in 1779 over courts martial of top naval officers and Parliamentary hearings with General Howe and Burgoyne over the loss of the army at Saratoga. Irish militia also hold demonstrations over war-related trade restrictions. Politicians in London begin turning toward plans to cut their losses and end the war in America. Only King George III seems to remain rigidly against independence. He uses his influence to keep war hawks in power and encourage continuation of the...

Duration:00:32:40

ARP236 Diplomatic Offensive

1/30/2022
French Minister Conrad Gerard is replaced by Anne-César de La Luzerne. Congress realizes it needs more allies in Europe, as well as access to more cash loans. Congress gives Benjamin Franklin complete control over negotiations with France. It also appoints John Adams to negotiate a treaty with Great Britain, and John Jay as minster to Spain. Congress also appoints Henry Laurens as Minster to the Netherlands. However Laurens is captured en route and sent to the Tower of London. Blog...

Duration:00:31:01

ARP235 Fort Wilson

1/23/2022
By late 1779, supply chain issues and inflation brought about by the war and Continental dollars creates economic desperation in Philadelphia. Desperate militia members place the blame on greedy merchants of questionable loyalty to the cause. Their outrage culminates in a military assault on the home of James Wilson. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: Arms,...

Duration:00:32:37

ARP234 Siege of Savannah

1/16/2022
The Continental Army cooperates with the French Navy to recapture Savannah Georgia from the British in the fall of 1779. A bloody assault on the city ends with the British holding the city, while the Americans and French withdraw. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: The Siege of Savannah, in 1779, by Charles C. Jones (or read on archive.org) Online Recommendation...

Duration:00:30:22

ARP233 Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis

1/9/2022
John Paul Jones circles around the British Isles, in search of targets to attack. Frustrated by his slow ship and disobedient officers and crew, Jones fears his mission will end in failure. then, he encounters the British warship Serapis. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Book Recommendation of the Week: John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard: A Reconstruction of the Ship and an Account of the...

Duration:00:30:52

ARP232 Jones and the Armada

1/2/2022
John Paul Jones spends nearly a year in France, awaiting a new ship. He finally receives a converted merchant ship, which he renames the Bonhomme Richard. The Commodore of a small fleets sets off to bring chaos to Britain while France and Spain prepare for a full-scale invasion of the island. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Follow the podcast on Twitter @AmRevPodcast Book Recommendation of...

Duration:00:31:37

ARP231 Paulus Hook

12/26/2021
Major Light Horse Harry Lee leads a 1779 raid on one of the few remaining British outposts in New Jersey. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Follow the podcast on Twitter @AmRevPodcast Book Recommendation of the Week: 'Light Horse Harry' Lee In the War for Independence, by Jim Piecuch and John Beakes Online Recommendation of the Week: Schenawolf, Harry “Captain Allen McLane: Death Defying...

Duration:00:30:19

ARP230 Sullivan Campaign

12/19/2021
Over the summer and fall of 1779 General John Sullivan and James Clinton lead a campaign of devastation against the hostile tribes of the Iroquois Confederation in upstate New York. Blog https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com includes a complete transcript, as well as pictures, and links related to this week's episode. Follow the podcast on Twitter @AmRevPodcast Book Recommendation of the Week: A Well-Executed Failure: The Sullivan Campaign Against the Iroquois, July-September 1779, by Joseph...

Duration:00:34:45