With A Bloodless Victory now off to the printers, I can fully turn my attention to what I want my next book to be about. Given my work at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, it makes sense it would explore the American War of Independence, but what aspect?! … Continue reading The Next Project
This piece originally appeared in the Journal of the American Revolution 12 June 1781 Continental Army general George Washington sat atop his horse ignoring the “smart skirmish” raging around him. He could have joined his soldiers in attacking the Hessian troops “very much allarm’d” by the Americans’ “sudent appeerence before their works.” Instead, Washington focused on the fortifications … Continue reading Le Plus Détaillée: The July 1781 Reconnaissance of New York
A letter between George Washington and Benjamin Tallmadge discusses a secret plan to attack Long Island in 1781.