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A look at the the history and people of the American Revolution.


  • episode 77 The Siege of Fort Stanwix

    episode 77 The Siege of Fort Stanwix

    27/04/2020 Duração: 31min

    In this episode we will conclude the discussion about what is going on in the Mohawk Valley.  We are looking at the siege of Fort Stanwix and how this will be a key moment in the war in the north.  

  • Episode 76: The Battle of Oriskany

    Episode 76: The Battle of Oriskany

    14/04/2020 Duração: 34min

    Returning after a long hiatus we are picking up where we left off.  I review the start of the mohawk expedition to set the stage for the Battle of Oriskany.  A relief force of local patriots coming to the aid of the Fort Stanwix will face off with Tories and their Indians allies in one of the bloodier battles of the Frontier.

  • Episode 75: Mohawk Valley Campaign

    Episode 75: Mohawk Valley Campaign

    08/08/2019 Duração: 18min

    We are shifting our focus from Burgoyne's Army to the expeditionary force under Colonel Barry St. Ledger.  The plan was for them to move down the valley along the Mohawk River and meet up with Burgoyne at Albany.  First however St. Ledger would have to take Fort Stanwix.

  • Episode 74: Battle of Bennington

    Episode 74: Battle of Bennington

    08/08/2019 Duração: 33min

    Things are heating up in upstate New York, as Burgoyne moves south he decides to allow a contingent of men go in search of supplies.  Under the command of a German Colonel a mixed force of Germans, British, Tories and Indians run into a force of Vermont and New Hampshire militia at a small town called Bennington.

  • Episode 73: The Road Less Traveled

    Episode 73: The Road Less Traveled

    10/06/2019 Duração: 19min

    Burgoyne is poised to march on Schuyler at Fort Edward but the wily General has a plan that will help change the fortunes of the American army.

  • Episode 72: Hubbardton and Fort Ann

    Episode 72: Hubbardton and Fort Ann

    26/05/2019 Duração: 22min

    The American army is about to be trapped inside Fort Ticonderoga, if the Army is lost so are the hopes of American Revolution.  Arthur St. Clair decides that he is going to evacuate the fort as a result two small but important conflicts erupt around Hubbardton and Fort Ann.

  • Episode 71: Burgoynes Expedition

    Episode 71: Burgoyne's Expedition

    24/05/2019 Duração: 21min

    Burgoyne Has prepared his army for the march south if they move swiftly they can lay siege to Fort Ticonderoga removing a key military force from the field on his march for Albany.

  • Episode 70: Back to the North

    Episode 70: Back to the North

    07/05/2019 Duração: 24min

    In this episode we are heading back north to the begin the summer campaign season of 1777.  Arnold and Gates had a very eventful fall and kept the British in the north.  As we begin the campaign season of 1777 there is a new commander for the British and he is looking to make a name for himself.  

  • Episode 69: The Forage War

    Episode 69: The Forage War

    20/02/2019 Duração: 22min

    From January to March of 1777 there was a small war that was unfolding in rural New Jersey, it was known as the Forage War.  The British were in search of supplies for there winter camps in New Brunswick and Amboy but a series of blitz attacks by the Americans left them wanting through most of the winter.

  • Episode 68: Morristown

    Episode 68: Morristown

    20/02/2019 Duração: 18min

    We are closing up the campaigns of 1776 by talking about the plans of Washington and the Army in winter and early spring of 1777.

  • Episode 67: Princeton

    Episode 67: Princeton

    22/01/2019 Duração: 26min

    Washington won a surprise victory over the Hessians at Trenton the day after Christmas.  He wants to follow up that victory by heading north to New Brunswick but Cornwallis is marching against him at the head of 8,000 men.  Washington is once again going to have to out smart the British if he is going to be successful.

  • Episode 66: Battle of Trenton

    Episode 66: Battle of Trenton

    31/12/2018 Duração: 18min

    Having successfully crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night Washington now leads his army to Trenton.  The Germans having celebrated the previous night were not ready for the early morning wake up call the Americans had planned.

  • Episode 65: Christmas Crossing

    Episode 65: Christmas Crossing

    21/12/2018 Duração: 18min

    December 1776 Howe sends a communiqué out to the rest of the army that the British Army would be going into winter quarters.  That sentiment however would not be shared by Washington who plans to launch a surprise attack on the German Troops in Trenton.  On Christmas night Washington crosses with his army to give the Germans a Christmas surprise they will never forget.

  • Episode 64: The Crisis

    Episode 64: The Crisis

    06/12/2018 Duração: 16min

    We are returning to Washington's Army, the British are planning to head into winter quarters.  Washington is preparing for the defense of Philadelphia, but at the same time there is opportunity to take advantage the British under estimation of the Continental Army.

  • Episode 63: The Escape

    Episode 63: The Escape

    26/11/2018 Duração: 19min

    When last we let the American fleet was in the fight of their lives with the British lake fleet.  With evening coming the Americans were in a tough spot when the morning came the fight would resume.  The fearless leader of the Americans Benedict Arnold decides that the best chance the Americans have is to escape to Crown Pointe.  But would the fleet make it there is the big question.

  • Episode 62: The Battle of Valcour Island

    Episode 62: The Battle of Valcour Island

    09/11/2018 Duração: 28min

    We are finally at the great battle of lake champlain; will Arnold's ragtag army be able to stand up to an experienced British fleet.  Though the battle is one of the more overlooked subjects in studies of the American Revolution it was one of the most important battles of 1776.

  • Episode 61: The British Fleet Moves South

    Episode 61: The British Fleet Moves South

    23/08/2018 Duração: 15min

    After spending several episodes talking about the American fleet i wanted to take this episode and talk about what was going on with the British fleet.  As the feet comes together it is becoming more obvious that Carleton's nervousness took the British out of the 1776 campaign season.  But he can salvage it by taking out the only force between him and the American stronghold at Fort Ticonderoga.

  • Episode 60: The Fleet Heads North

    Episode 60: The Fleet Heads North

    15/08/2018 Duração: 14min

    The American lake navy begins to north for the inevitable showdown with the British; but not before mother nature has something to say.

  • Episode 59: Admiral Arnold

    Episode 59: Admiral Arnold

    12/08/2018 Duração: 15min

    The fleet building continues in upstate New York and work is beginning to slow down Gates makes a move that will change the dynamic of the Lake Fleet.  Benedict Arnold is made commander in chief of the lake navy, under his leadership the fleet will begin to take shape and start its trek north to face the British.

  • Episode 58: Arms Race

    Episode 58: Arms Race

    01/08/2018 Duração: 23min

    On either end of Lake Champlain the British and Americans work to get their fleets together.  Both sides understand it's a numbers game whoever can bring the most ships and cannon to bear has the best possibility to win.  

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