ARP265 Arnold’s Treason Revealed
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
2d ago
British Adjutant General Major John André meets with Continental Major General Benedict Arnold to discuss turning over West Point in Sept. 1780. André is captured as he returns to British Lines, Arnold learns that the plot is exposed and flees just as an unsuspecting General George Washington is riding to Arnold's headquarters. 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 Traitor and the Spy, by James Flexner. Online Recommendation of the Week: An authentic ..read more
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ARP263 Hartford Conference
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
1M ago
General Washington delays his first meeting with French General Rochambeau, as he attempts to raise enough troops to launch a joint offensive.  The two men finally meet at Hartford, Connecticut in September, 1780. 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:  Rochambeau: Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant, by Jini Jones Vail. Online Recommendation of the Week: The French in America During the War of Independence of the United States 1777-1783: https://archive.org ..read more
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ARP262 Piqua Raid
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
1M ago
Virginians under George Rogers Clark cross the Ohio River in late 1780 to destroy the Indian communities at Chillicothe and Piqua. 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 Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities, by Colin G. Calloway. Online Recommendation of the Week: George Rogers Clark and the Shawnee Expedition of 1780 http://npshistory.com/series/symposia/george_rogers_clark/1991-1992/sec1.htm Join the&nb ..read more
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ARP261 Augusta Raid
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
2M ago
While the British had secured Augusta, Georgia after taking South Carolina, the Americans launch a raid on the two while the British are trying to establish a military alliance with the local native warriors. 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: Georgia and the Revolution, by Ronald G Killion (read on Archive.org).  Online Recommendation of the Week: Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist, by Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston https://archive.org/details/recoll ..read more
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ARP260 Fishing Creek & Musgrove Mill
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
2M ago
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. 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 Revolutio ..read more
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ARP259 Camden
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
3M ago
General Cornwallis routes the Americans at Camden, SC, destroying a second southern army and ending the military career of Horatio Gates. 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 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 ..read more
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ARP258 Gates Takes Command
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
3M ago
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. 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: 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 Join the Facebook group, American Revolution Podcast:&n ..read more
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ARP257 French Army in America
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
4M ago
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: 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 Part 1 May 1, 1917 https://archive.org/details/jstor-25151043 Part 2, June 1, 1917 https://archive.org/details/jstor-25121561 Part 3,  July 1, 1917 https://archiv ..read more
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ARP256 Hanging Rock
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
4M ago
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. 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: 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 independ ..read more
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AR-SP16 History Daily’s Battle of Princeton
American Revolution Podcast
by Michael Troy
5M ago
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   ..read more
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