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American Military History Podcast by Justin Johnson

American Military History Podcast

by Justin Johnson

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Join amateur military historian podcaster Justin Johnson as he covers the military history of America in the American Military History Podcast. Covering America's Military History from the Revolutionary War through current day conflicts. New episodes release every Thursday. Subscribe on iTunes to stay up to date.


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The Battle of Baltimore

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 27, 2017


Just 3 short weeks after the British burn the White House, they turn to the other prong of their attack: Baltimore, hoping to help rid the seas of local American privateers disrupting British shipping lines

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The Bladensburg Races

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 20, 2017


With the British no longer in a war with France, they are now able to focus on the American front, and they deal a major blow to Washington DC, due in part to errors by the American commanders.

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The Battle of Lundy’s Lane

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


The Battle of Lundy's Lane, during the War of 1812, was fought between American troops and British regulars assisted by Canadian militia on the evening of 25 July 1814, almost within sight of Niagara Falls.

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Battles of Crysler’s Farm & Chippawa

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 06, 2017


Crysler's Farm was an American loss, which was quickly followed by an American victory at the Chippawa River crossing

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The Battles of Lake Erie & Thames

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 30, 2017


Two battles this week: An American naval victory at Lake Eerie and Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a United States victory in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom and Tecumseh's Confederacy

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The Siege Forts York & Meigs

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 23, 2017


Fought in present day Toronto, the Battle of York was a minor, almost insignificant victory for American forces along the Canadian border in the War of 1812

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Battle of Frenchtown

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 16, 2017


The Battles of Frenchtown, also known as the Battle of the River Raisin and the River Raisin Massacre, was a series of conflicts that took place from January 18–23, 1813 during the War of 1812.

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Battle of Queenston Heights

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 09, 2017


The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, Upper Canada.

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The Fall of the West

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 23, 2017


The combined British, Canadian, and Native American advance is too much for Hull, who is left isolated near Fort Detriot

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Army? What Army? & The Battle of Tippacanoe

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 16, 2017


With an army that was under staffed and under equipped the United States entered into yet another war with England, which would begin with an attempted assassination of an American General.

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War of 1812 Part I – Overview

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 09, 2017


We're starting our multi-week discussion on the War of 1812 with an overview of the war, it's causes, and several facts & beliefs about the war.

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The First Barbary War

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 02, 2017


United States President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay this tribute to pirates from the Barbary States seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom, causing Tripoli to declare war against the United States

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Fries’ Rebellion

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 26, 2017


When the Quasi-War with France threatened to escalate in 1798, Congress $2 million in new taxes on real estate and slaves. John Fries (like many American citizens) was not too fond of these taxes, and took action in Pennsylvania.

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The XYZ Affair & The Quasi-War

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 19, 2017


The XYZ Affair and the subsequent Quasi-War was the result of disagreements over treaties and America's status as a neutral in the Wars of the French Revolution.

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Whiskey Rebellion

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 12, 2017


Angered that the Federal government has imposed taxes on "distilled spirits" local citizens rise up in arms and anger, in George Washington's first and only domestic rebellion during his presidency.

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Shays’ Rebellion

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 05, 2017


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.

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The War That Never Ends

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 29, 2016


As we near the end of the Cherokee War, we'll see the death of Dragging Canoe and several larger battles. We'll also see the formation of the Legion of America, one of the first incantations of a standing army in America.

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Peak of the Lower Cherokee

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 22, 2016


Dragging Canoe's last years, 1788–1792, were the peak of his influence and subsequently, the peak of the influence of the Lower Cherokee.

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The Second Invasion & Post Revolution

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 15, 2016


In this week's episode we discuss what was known as the "Second Invasion" in the Chickamauga War as well as move into events that happened AFTER the end of the American Revolutionary War

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Invasions of the Chickamauga Towns

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 08, 2016


After the Patriot response and the supposed peace treaty of 1777 we'll talk about 2 incursions into the settled Chickamauga towns and the Battle of The Bluffs

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The Patriot Response

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 01, 2016


We start our discussion on the Patriot response to the Cherokee incursions along the lower, middle, and upper valleys. And we'll also discuss what may have been a premature peace treaty in 1777

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The Cherokee War of 1776

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Nov 24, 2016


In the year 1776, the United States of America actually had TWO wars going on: The Revolutionary and the Cherokee war. We'll focus this week on the initial Cherokee offensive strategy

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Military History Author Jay Wertz

Author: Justin Johnson
Fri, Nov 18, 2016


Today I'm joined by military history author Jay Wertz, we'll talk about everything from Burt Reynolds to World War 2, and Jay's new comic book project.

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Happy Veteran’s Day – From John Glenn

Author: Justin Johnson
Fri, Nov 11, 2016


John Glenn, during his political career, was accused by Howard Metzenbaum of never holding down a job. His response sums up what I think all of my veteran listeners would say in response to that.

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Battle of Yorktown Pt II & War Wrap-up

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Nov 10, 2016


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

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Battle of Yorktown – Part I

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Nov 03, 2016


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

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Ghosts of The Revolutionary War

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 27, 2016


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

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Battle of The Chesapeake

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 20, 2016


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

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The Battle of Green Spring & Eutaw Springs

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 13, 2016


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

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Siege of Augusta & Siege of Ninety-Six

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 06, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 29, 2016


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

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Battles of Torrence Tavern & Guilford Courthouse

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 22, 2016


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.

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The Battle of Cowan’s Ford

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 15, 2016


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.

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Tarleton v Morgan – The Battle of Cowpens, Part II

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 08, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 01, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 25, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 18, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 11, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 04, 2016


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.

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Charleston Has Fallen – 1780 Siege of Charleston, SC

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 28, 2016


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.

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Winter is Coming – Washington in Morristown, NJ

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 21, 2016


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.

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John Paul Jones & The Siege of Savannah

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 14, 2016


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

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Stories with Soldiers – Ryan Michler

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 07, 2016


I'm joined by Ryan Michler of OrderOfMan.com (and the Order of Man podcast) to discuss his service in the National Guard, his deployment to Ramadi, and how he's adjusted after.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jun 30, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jun 23, 2016


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

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Leave No Stono Unturned – Battle of Stono River

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jun 16, 2016


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

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Trouble in the Briar Patch – The Battle of Briar Creek

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jun 09, 2016


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

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A Royal Disaster – The Battle of Port Royal Island

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jun 02, 2016


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, May 26, 2016


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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On the Rhode (Island) Again – Battle of Quaker Hill

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, May 19, 2016


As the Illinois Campaign kicked off in the Western territory of the Colonies, A battle would take place on Rhode Island, around Quaker Hill with American Sullivan facing off against British Pigot

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The Long Knives of Clark – Illinois Campaign

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, May 12, 2016


The Illinois Campaign would be an almost year long campaign lead by American commander George Roger Clark to liberate the French inhabitants of Illinois from the local British Government

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Lee You Had One Job – The Battle of Monmouth

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, May 05, 2016


In full retreat from Philadelphia to New York, British Commander Sir Henry Clinton is challenged outside Monmouth Courthouse by none other than George Washington himself.

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Howe to Say Goodbye & The Battle of Barren Hill

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 28, 2016


General William Howe has been replaced by Sir Henry Clinton, and meanwhile outside of Philadelphia a young inexperienced French commander named Lafayette is encircled on top of Barren Hill.

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Battle of White Marsh and The French Alliance

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 21, 2016


Washington comes under a "surprise" attack from General Howe outside of Philadelphia at the Battle of White Marsh and from across the Atlantic and new ally officially backs the American Cause.

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A Tale of Two Forts: Mercer & Mifflin

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 14, 2016


Fort Mercer and Fort Mifflin were two strategic forts on the Delaware that George Washington wanted to use to drive the British out of Philadelphia. Was he successful? We'll find out in this week's episode.

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Campaign of The Clintons

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Apr 07, 2016


While John Burgoyne was in between Freeman's Farm and Bemis Heights, Sir Henry Clinton went North to take forts from two American General Clinton's, in what he considered to be an adequate diversion.

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The Battle of Saratoga – Part III: Bemis Heights

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 31, 2016


The Battle of Bemis Heights is the final part of the overarching Battle of Saratoga. Here we'll see Benedict Arnold act without orders to lead his units to victory, a victory which would cause John Burgoyne to surrender over 5,000 men.

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The Battle of Saratoga – Part II: Freeman’s Farm

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 24, 2016


The first shots are fired at the Battle of Saratoga in a skirmish referred to as The Battle of Freeman's Farm, which will pit Benedict Arnold and Daniel Morgan against British Generals Fraser and Hamilton.

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The Battle of Saratoga – Part I

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 17, 2016


The Battle of Saratoga would result from Burgoyne's maneuvering of his troops in an advance on Albany NY, but in his way stood Horatio Gates, who had just recently relieved Phillip Schuyler of his command.

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Fifes, Drums & Kentucky Rifles

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 10, 2016


This week we'll discuss fife and drums for battlefield communications and a game changing piece of technology: The Kentucky Rifle.

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Battle of The Clouds & The Paoli Massacre

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Mar 03, 2016


After the Battle of Brandywine, Washington decides to press forward against the British in the short lived Battle of the Clouds. Afterwards Wayne's militia come under surprise attack in the Paoli Massacre

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Battle of Brandywine – Part II

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 25, 2016


We continue this week with the Battle of Brandywine by starting out with a description of the British troop actions that allowed them to flank the American forces and the subsequent clash of the two armies, which resulted in an American defeat.

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Battle of Brandywine – Part I

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 18, 2016


The Battle of Brandywine in August 1777 would start out as a chess match between Generals Washington and Howe as they maneuvered for position around the Brandywine

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Buildup to Brandywine

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 11, 2016


After the siege of Fort Stanwix (or Fort Schulyer) Washington comes out of his winter in Morristown, NJ and participates in the events leading up to the Battle of Brandywine, including the Battle of Cooch's Bridge

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The Battle of Bennington

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Feb 04, 2016


The Battle of Bennington which took place in August of 1777 pits our old friend John Stark against British forces who had planned on raiding the town of Bennington for much needed supplies.

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The Flag Resolution

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 28, 2016


The United States flag is an iconic symbol, created in part with the Flag Resolution. But did soldiers in the Continental Army use it? Yes and no. We'll find out more on this week's episode.

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Battle of Ridgefield

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 21, 2016


A few short months after Washington beds down for the winter in Morristown, NC the Battle of Ridgefield and the subsequent skirmishes surrounding the battle took place, featuring none other than Benedict Arnold.

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Battle of Valcour Island

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 14, 2016


Valcour Island was the first battle of the American Navy and pitted Benedict Arnold against Guy Carleton, British governor of Quebec in an arms race of boat building and cannon firing on Lake Champlain.

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Battle of Princeton

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jan 07, 2016


The Battle of Princeton pitted George Washington against British General Mawhood near the current location of Princeton university in early January of 1777. After several routes and the death of Mercer, will Washington be able to rally a victory?

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The (Edward) Hand of Washington & the Second Battle of Trenton

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 31, 2015


Washington had won the Battle of Trenton, and a poor command decision now leaves Edward Hand to delay the incoming British reinforcements while Washington tries to organize his defenses.

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Battle of Trenton – Washington vs. Rall

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 24, 2015


Washington has crossed the Delaware river and is poised to take Trenton. Standing is his way is a Hessian garrison lead by Johann Gotliebb Rall.

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Battle of Trenton – Washington Crosses the Delaware

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 17, 2015


By December 7, 1776 George Washington had successfully retreated across the Delaware River. The British forces pursing him decided to bed down for the winter. Washington however, has a different plan in mind...

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Spying During the Revolutionary War – Part II

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 10, 2015


We continue with Part II of our discussion on spying during the Revolutionary War, with conversations around the "Turtle", Washington's big communication break, and stories of several of his intelligence agents.

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Spying During the Revolutionary War – Part I

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Dec 03, 2015


There have been TV series and movies that centered around covert activities or spying during the Revolutionary War. What actually happened that you should be aware of?

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A Revolutionary War Thanksgiving

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Nov 26, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Nov 19, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Nov 12, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Nov 05, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 29, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 22, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 15, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 08, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Oct 01, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 24, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 17, 2015


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

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 10, 2015


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

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The Fourteenth Colony & Ninety Six, SC

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Sep 03, 2015


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.

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Desertion in the Revolutionary War

Author: Justin Johnson
Mon, Aug 31, 2015


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.

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The Battle of Bunker Hill – Part II

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 27, 2015


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

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The Battle of Bunker Hill – Part I

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 20, 2015


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.

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Presidents Who Served – George Washington

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 13, 2015


George Washington was not only our countries first President, he was also our military's first commander. But why Washington? What were the events that brought him to, and most importantly made him ready for, leading our countries military.

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The Siege of Boston and the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Aug 06, 2015


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...

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Battle of Lexington and Concord

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 30, 2015


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"

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The Intolerable Acts & Paul Revere

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 23, 2015


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.

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Military Tactics and Technology of the 1700s

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 16, 2015


As we near one of the first major military confrontations and the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Before we get there, it’s important for us to understand how the militaries of the time fight and what technologies they use. In this brief interlude, we’ll discuss these technologies and tactics.

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Boston Massacre Fallout, Gaspee Affair and the Boston Tea Party

Author: Justin Johnson
Thu, Jul 09, 2015


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.

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

Author: Justin Johnson
Sat, Jul 04, 2015


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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Announcing The Podcast!

Author: Justin Johnson
Mon, Jun 22, 2015


I'm excited to announce that the American Military History Podcast is officially launching on July 4, 2015. Check back then for the first episode!

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