Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War was a war fought between Great Britain and the original 13 British colonies in America. The war took place from 1775 to 1783.

Episode 082

Shays’ Rebellion

Upset with heavy taxes, poor and non paid soldiers rise up in Massachusetts to push for tax reform. One such protest involved men lead by Daniel Shay, marching on the Springfield Armory.

Episode 073

Battle of Yorktown Pt II & War Wrap-up

We'll discuss the surrender at Yorktown, and how Cornwallis didn't even show, instead he delegated it. As well as move into an overview of the American and British performance in the War of American Independence, our last episode, on the Revolutionary War

Episode 072

Battle of Yorktown – Part I

In what many consider the final battle of the Revolutionary War, George Washington faces off against Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, VA

Episode 071

Ghosts of The Revolutionary War

A listener request! Ghost stories from the Revolutionary War in honor of Halloween. A few come from Yorktown, but we'll also go to New Jersey and Pennslyvannia

Episode 070

Battle of The Chesapeake

The Battle of The Chesapeake , is perhaps the greatest Navy battles to be fought in American waters contained no American sailors or ships. Instead we'll see the French and the British slug it out for control of the port Cornwallis needs to retreat to New York

Episode 069

The Battle of Green Spring & Eutaw Springs

The Battle of Green Spring would serve to hold Cornwallis in Yorktown, while Eutaw Springs would effectively end the war in the South

Episode 068

Siege of Augusta & Siege of Ninety-Six

Patriot forces try to take back Georgia with the Siege of Augusta and down in Ninety-Six, SC it too comes under siege from Patriot Forces.

Episode 067

The Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill & The Siege of Fort Granby

Two smaller battles, one a loss and one a victory that were instrumental in Patriot Commander Nathaniel Greene's control of the south were Hobkirks Hill and the Siege of Fort Granby, both in South Carolina

Episode 066

Battles of Torrence Tavern & Guilford Courthouse

We'll start with a battle that hits close to home for me (literally), then move into Guilford Courthouse near modern day Greensboro, which while a British victory, would turn into one of the larger turning points for the Patriots in the Southern Campaign.

Episode 065

The Battle of Cowan’s Ford

On January 17, Cornwallis was on the move. He sent Tarleton to meet Morgan; they clashed at Cowpens and Morgan gave the British cavalry a resounding defeat. Now Cornwallis, smarting at this new setback started in determined pursuit of Morgan, who began retreating toward Mecklenburg.

Episode 064

Tarleton v Morgan – The Battle of Cowpens, Part II

This week we continue our discussion on the Battle of Cowpens and we see what happens when an over eager Tarletan engages a poised and ready Daniel Morgan.

Episode 063

The Return of Daniel Morgan – Battle of Cowpens, Part I

We start our discussion on the Battle of Cowpens this week with the return of one of our favorite Patriot commanders: Daniel Morgan. We'll also discuss both Greene's and Cornwallis's plans for the south following the battle of Kings Mountain.

Episode 062

The Paddle Shaped Ridge – The Battle of Kings Mountain Part II

British officer Ferguson and his men are settled on the top of Kings Mountain, approaching are more than 900 Patriot men, whose single mission is to get Ferguson before he gets them.

Episode 061

The Ride of The Over Mountain Men – Battle of Kings Mountain Part I

We'll start our conversation of the Battle of Kings Mountain by talking about the group of men that would make up the core fighting force and the chess game played between local Patriot Forces and British General Ferguson.

Episode 060

Do You Smell what the Rock is Cookin’? – Battles of Hanging Rock, SC & Camden, SC

Shortly after Charleston we see yet another set of battles crop up between Patriots and Loyalists in the South Hanging Rock, SC and Camden, SC. Also, we'll have a brief mention of a man named John Andre.

Episode 059

Wax On, Waxhaw – Battle of the the Waxhaws and Ramsuer’s Mill

Two small battles this week, both directly related to the fall of Charleston, SC in May of 1780. We'll start in SC for the Battle of The Waxhaws (aka - Buford's Massacre) and then head near my hometown, to discuss Ramseur's Mill.

Episode 058

Charleston Has Fallen – 1780 Siege of Charleston, SC

Henry Clinton realizes that the North is a stalemate, and sets his eyes on what he thinks is a hot bed of British Loyalists who will rally to the King in Charleston, SC.

Episode 057

Winter is Coming – Washington in Morristown, NJ

Washington prepares for his second stay in Morristown, NJ, which will turn out to be a far worse winter than one he would endure at Valley Forge. During his stay, his army is also on the verge of mutiny due to lack of food and supplies.

Episode 056

John Paul Jones & The Siege of Savannah

A quick naval battle with John Paul Jones, and then we head down to Savannah where a French/American Force meets heavy British resistance.

Episode 054

Leave a Light On – Light Horse Harry Lee & The Battle of Paulus Hook.

American Major Light Horse Harry Lee, inspired by Anthony Wayne launches a nighttime raid on the British-controlled fort near Paulus Hook in what is today downtown Jersey City.

Episode 053

You Mad Bro? – “Mad” Anthony Wayne & The Battle of Stony Point

Under orders from George Washington and with a numerical disadvantage "Mad" Anthony Wayne pulls of a daring surprise raid at the garrison of Stony Point, NY

Episode 052

Leave No Stono Unturned – Battle of Stono River

American General Benjamin Lincoln, recovering from his defeat at Briar Creek, reorganizes and reengages the British outside of Charleston, SC in June of 1779

Episode 051

Trouble in the Briar Patch – The Battle of Briar Creek

Coming off a decisive & morale boosting victory at Kettle Creek, the American forces get dealt a stunning blow at the Battle of Briar (Brier) Creek

Episode 050

A Royal Disaster – The Battle of Port Royal Island

In February 1779, A diversionary British force is in South Carolina, clashes with Continental forces on Port Royal Island, lead by our old friend Brig. General William Moultrie.

Episode 049

Georgia On My Mind – Capture of Savannah & Battle of Kettle Creek

After the Battle of Saratoga, it was deemed that the Southern colonies would be high priority targets. Starting with Georgia and South Carolina...

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