American Revolution Podcast
ARP260 Fishing Creek & Musgrove Mill

ARP260 Fishing Creek & Musgrove Mill

November 27, 2022

British Colonel Banastre Tarleton attacks a larger forcer under General Thomas Sumter at Fishing Creek.  The British kill or scatter the surprised militia. 

At the same time, a force under Colonels Isaac Shelby and Elijah Clarke lead a larger loyalist force into an ambush near Musgrove Mill.  The continued fighting leads both sides to engage in increased savagery against the enemy and civilians.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Revolutionary War in the Southern Back Country, by James Swisher (borrow on archive.org).

Online Recommendation of the Week: Tarleton, Banastre A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America, London: T. Cadell 1787. 

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ARP259 Camden

ARP259 Camden

November 13, 2022

General Cornwallis routes the Americans at Camden, SC, destroying a second southern army and ending the military career of Horatio Gates.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Battle of Camden: A Documentary History, by Jim Piecuch.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Lynch, Wayne “Unluck or Inept? Gates at Camden” Journal of the American Revolution, May 1, 2014: https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/05/unlucky-or-inept-gates-at-camden

“Winner or Runner? Gates at Camden” Journal of the American Revolution, April 8, 2014: https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/04/winner-or-runner-gates-at-camden

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ARP258 Gates Takes Command

ARP258 Gates Takes Command

October 30, 2022

The Continental Congress appoints General Horatio Gates to command the southern army, hoping he could lead his men to a great victory in South Carolina as he had in New York.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: De Kalb: One of the Revolutionary War's Greatest Generals, by John Beakes.

Online Recommendation of the Week: "Gates at Camden" by John Stevens: https://archive.org/details/GatesAtCamden

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ARP257 French Army in America

ARP257 French Army in America

October 16, 2022

The French Army Arrives in Newport, Rhode Island, and prepares to assist the Continental Army, just as soon as everyone got enough resources.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution, by Tom Shachtman. 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Wright, M. W. E. “What France Did for America: Memoirs of Rochambeau” The North American Review

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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

 

ARP254 Springfield

ARP254 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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