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 023

A Revolutionary War Thanksgiving

War doesn't come typically stop for the holidays so what was a Revolutionary War Thanksgiving like? We'll touch briefly on both a civilian and soldier perspective. Enjoy this day with your families!

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Battle of Harlem Heights

Washington and his men are attacked after a series of retreats at Harlem Heights. Openly mocked, by British troops Col Knowlton and his Rangers make a bold move to risk a victory for the Continental Forces

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Battle of Long Island

At the time, the Battle of Long Island was by far the largest battle ever fought in North America, and also one of George Washington's biggest tactical failures against British General William Howe.

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The Cherokee & the British in South Carolina

With nowhere else to go for refuge, a number of South Carolina Loyalists fled to the nearby Cherokee towns where they were given shelter and influenced the Cherokee to fight for the King

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Battle of Sullivan’s Island

After evacuating Boston, the British forces in America needed a new base of operations in the colonies. Charleston, SC was the obvious choice, but a small fort on Sullivan's Island stood in their way, commanded by Colonel Moultrie.

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Evacuation Day

Evacuation Day is the name given to the day that British troops evacuated Boston, effectively ending the 11 month Siege of Boston. We'll talk about how Washington orchestrated this with cannon captured from Fort Ticonderoga.

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The Battle of Nassau

A Revolutionary War battle in the Bahamas? Yes, it happened during the Battle of Nassau. But was it actually an order to be followed? Or an "interpretation" of the orders given? We'll discuss in this week's episode.

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Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge

While the American forces in Canada were preparing for and executing their retreat, tensions between Patriots and Loyalists flared once again in North Carolina.

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Benedict Arnold in Quebec – Part II

Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery make their assault on the fortified city of Quebec in December of 1775. Indecision and poor leadership from Arnold's forces will cost them the battle.

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Benedict Arnold in Quebec – Part I

Benedict Arnold may be remembered as a famous traitor, but before that he was an accomplished military commander for Colonial forces. George Washington himself gave Arnold his command and set him loose to take the Canadian city of Quebec.

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Snow Campaign & The Battle of Great Cane Brake

The southern colonies first major taste of war was the Snow Campaign, which included over of 3,000 Patriot militia in South Carolina led by Colonel Richard Richardson, who was tasked to drive out British loyalists from the South Carolina Backcountry

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The Battle of Great Bridge & The Burning of Norfolk

The Southern Theater of the Revolutionary War had several interesting events taking place from the fall of 1775 until the first part of 1776. Today we'll talk about two of those events: The Battle of Great Bridge and the burning of Norfolk, VA

Episode 011

The Fourteenth Colony & Ninety Six, SC

The "Fourteenth Colony" or Canada, was a focus of the second Continental Congress to prevent invasion from the North by the British. It was decided that a two-fold expedition be sent to secure the area. Meanwhile, in South Carolina, Loyalist and Patriot tension finally comes to a head.

Episode 010

Desertion in the Revolutionary War

Just how bad was the rate of desertion in the Revolutionary War? Strangely enough both horrible conditions and enlistment bonuses contributed to the desertion rate.

Episode 009

The Battle of Bunker Hill – Part II

Colonial Generals Israel Putnam and William Prescott clash forces with British Generals Howe and Pigot, culminating in an almost pyrrhic British victory.

Episode 008

The Battle of Bunker Hill – Part I

The Battle of Bunker Hill (which actually took place on Breed's Hill) is a battle fought near Boston, Massachusetts, on June 17th, 1775 between the Americans, led by Colonels Putnam and Prescott, and the British led by Generals Howe and Clinton.

Episode 006

The Siege of Boston and the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

Angered at the events of Lexington & Concord 15,000 Colonial Troops start the Siege of Boston and Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys take Fort Ticonderoga. War has come to the Americas...

Episode 005

Battle of Lexington and Concord

The Battles of Lexington and Concord are considered the first battles of the American Revolutionary War, and according to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the first shot of the battle was the "shot heard round the world"

Episode 004

The Intolerable Acts & Paul Revere

The final straw leading up to the outbreak of war at Lexington and Concord was a series of acts designed to punish the American colonists after the events of the tea party.

Episode 002

Boston Massacre Fallout, Gaspee Affair and the Boston Tea Party

After the events labelled as the Boston Massacre, we see an American population growing weary of taxation without representation. The burning of the Gaspee and the Boston Tea Party are two examples of physical protest against British taxation of the colonies.

Episode 001

The Stamp Act, Sons of Liberty & British Troops in Boston

The American Revolution didn't happen overnight, nor did it happen without the help of "radical" freedom fighters like the Sons of Liberty, but how exactly did it start and why were the colonists angry enough to rebel against one of the largest world powers of the time?

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