American Revolution Podcast
Episode 126 The Battle of Princeton

Episode 126 The Battle of Princeton

December 8, 2019

The Continentals surprise the British by pulling out of Trenton on the night of January 2, 1777 and marching up a back road to attack the British rear at Princeton the next morning.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Second to No Man but the Commander in Chief, Hugh Mercer: American Patriot by Michael Cecere 

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Life of General Hugh Mercer, by John Goolrick https://archive.org/details/lifeofgeneralhug00gool

 

Episode 125 Second Battle of Trenton

Episode 125 Second Battle of Trenton

December 1, 2019

General Cornwallis is tasked to deal with the Americans who captured the Hessian outpost at Trenton.  Cornwallis assembles and marches his army directly to Trenton in a matter of days.  As his army moves from Princeton to Trenton, American delaying tactics prevent him from arriving until nearly the evening of July 2, 1777.  After capturing the town, Cornwallis opts to wait until morning to attack the main American force on the other side of Assunpink Creek.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Road to Assunpink Creek, by David Price

Online Recommendation of the Week: Rosbrugh, a Tale of the Revolution, by John Clyde: https://archive.org/details/rosbrughtaleofre00clyd

 

Episode 124 Back Across the Delaware

Episode 124 Back Across the Delaware

November 24, 2019

After its victory at Trenton, the Continental Army retreats with its prisoners and equipment back to Pennsylvania.  After discovering that the Pennsylvania militia had crossed into New Jersey, Washington opts to cross back again and reoccupy Trenton.  There he will await General Cornwallis and the British Army.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Winter Soldiers, by Richard Ketchum

Online Recommendation of the Week: The 8th Virginia Regiment https://www.8thvirginia.com

 

Episode 123 First Battle of Trenton

Episode 123 First Battle of Trenton

November 17, 2019

The Continental Army led by General Washington attacks the Hessian outpost at Trenton on December 26, 1776.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Ten Crucial Days: Washington's Vision for Victory Unfolds, by William L. Kidder (2019)

Online Recommendation of the Week: Ten Crucial Days Website tencrucialdays.org

 

Episode 122 Crossing the Delaware

Episode 122 Crossing the Delaware

November 10, 2019

December 25, 1776: Washington assembles enough troops to attempt an attack on the British, days before the enlistments of most of his remaining soldiers expire.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Washington's Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer

Online Recommendation of the Week: Washington's Crossing State Park: www.washingtoncrossingpark.org

 

Episode 121 Battle of Iron Works Hill

Episode 121 Battle of Iron Works Hill

November 3, 2019

In late December 1776, General Washington sends a small force into New Jersey to harass the Hessian garrisons.  The force under Colonel Samuel Griffin engages the Hessians under Colonel Carl Von Donop.  The fighting on Iron Works Hill causes Von Donop to redeploy his Hessians to Mount Holly New Jersey.  This leaves the smaller Hessian garrison at Trenton isolated over Christmas.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution, by David Head due to be released Dec. 3, 2019

Online Recommendation of the Week: revolutionarywar.us

 

 

Episode 120 The American Crisis

Episode 120 The American Crisis

October 27, 2019

As the Continental Army struggle to keep itself alive at the end of 1776, Thomas Paine writes The American Crisis to rally Americans to fight the British and Hessians.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Thomas Paine: Collected Writings: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters, by Eric Foner (ed)

Online Recommendation of the Week: Project Gutenberg's "The Writings of Thomas Paine" https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31270/31270-h/31270-h.htm

 

 

Episode 119 Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia and Newport Rhode Island

Episode 119 Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia and Newport Rhode Island

October 20, 2019

Over the winter of 1776-77, Patriots attempt to capture Fort Cumberland and bring Nova Scotia into the rebellion.  Also, the British capture Newport Rhode Island to use as a winter port for the navy.  Generals Clinton and Percy return to Britain.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776: An Episode in the American Revolution, by Ernest Clarke 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Memoir of Jonathan Eddy on Archive.org.

Episode 118 British Capture Stockton and Lee

Episode 118 British Capture Stockton and Lee

October 13, 2019

As the British Army sweeps across New Jersey, it captures Signer Richard Stockton and General Charles Lee.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Charles Lee: Self Before Country, by Dominick Mazzagetti

Online Recommendation of the Week: Facebook Group American History Fanatics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/887419261386444

 

Episode 117 Retreat Across New Jersey

Episode 117 Retreat Across New Jersey

October 6, 2019

Washington completes his retreat to Pennsylvania by early December 1776.  The British slowly force the march but do not attempt to capture the Continentals.  Washington's subordinate generals fail to come to his assistance.  He discovers his own personal aid has lost faith in his leadership.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Long Retreat: The Calamitous Defense of New Jersey, 1776 by Arthur S Lefkowitz.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Correspondence of Charles, first Marquis Cornwallis, Vol. 1 By Charles Ross (ed).