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2017:

July
The Significance of December 10, 1776

June
Military or Jail: the Interesting Case of Private Everit
Exploring the Indexes
“Being Desirous to Settle my Worldly Affairs”: Private George Claypoole’s Will

2016:

November
The Maryland 400’s Veterans

October
A “little groggy”: the deputy sheriff of Baltimore and his “bowl of toddy”
Victory at Yorktown!
Sickened Marylanders and the Philadelphia Bettering House
“The misfortune which ensued”: The defeat at Germantown

September
“Flecking the hedges with red”: Palmer’s Ballad on the Maryland 400
Which Private Smith is the Right Private Smith?
British “masters of the field”: The disaster at Brandywine
Another Company Finished!

August

Persecuted in Revolutionary Baltimore: The Sufferings of Quakers
The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn
The Political Cimate of Baltimore in 1776
“Games of Exercise” During the American Revolution A Short Fight on Hobkirk’s Hill: Surprise, Blame, and Defeat

July
“Anxious of showing my zeal for the love of my Country, I entered myself as a Cadet…”
Project update: A Company Completed!
A “dull place” on the Patapsco: Baltimore and the Marr Brothers
A Young Soldier Prepares to Leave for War

June
“He had never gave them an inch before he found that he had nothing left to keep them off with”
Col. Gaither: Seven years on Georgia’s frontier
A Common Soldier’s Inventory, and His Career
“All and singular the goods, chattels and personal estate of col. Henry Neale”
Col. Barton Lucas: more than a military man

May
Evaluating the Maryland Officers

2015:

August
Battle of Brooklyn Roll of Honor
Upcoming Battle of Brooklyn Commemorations
The story of Walter Brooke Cox in the Continental Army
“Our officers…cared but little, if anything at all, about us.”

July
The Role of the Captain on and off the Battlefield
Lamenting the Death of Major Archibald Anderson
The Infantry Career of a Naval Hero
Maryland Declares Independence
The Summer of Independence Begins

June
Second Lieutenant Thomas Goldsmith and the Battle of White Plains
James Farnandis meets George Washington
The Role of a First Lieutenant During the Revolutionary War
Maryland 400 Presentation
“Winged Messenger of Death”: Captain Edward De Coursey’s Letter to a Friend

May
The Short Life of Capt Daniel Bowie
Defeats and Doubts: The Continental Army in 1776

April

The Court-Martial of Lieutenant Kidd
Men who “could stand cutting”: The Old Maryland Line
Corporal Zachariah Gray’s Last Will and Testament
Sergeant Levin Wilcoxon: Settler of “Westsylvania”

March
“Cain Tuck lands”: Uncovering the Life of Peter Brown
John H. Beanes: The Lone Escaping Lieutenant of Ninth Company

February
Maryland’s African American Troops
Hatch Dent, Jr.: From Prisoner of War to Minister and Teacher
African Americans in the Revolutionary War
A Virginian in the First Maryland Regiment

2014:

August
In Their Own Words, Postscript: The Marylanders Retreat From Brooklyn
Becoming the Maryland 400
The British Diversion
The Marylanders Arrive
“They Must Be Well Watched”
The British Come Ashore
In Their Own Words: An Oral History of the Battle of Brooklyn, Part II
In Their Own Words: An Oral History of the Battle of Brooklyn
A History of Service
Demographics in the First Maryland Regiment

July
So We Meet Again
Brothers in Arms
The Last Will and Testament of Edward Sinclair
Francis Reveley: Insults and Injury
John Brady: Sergeant Turned Fifer
Persistence is Key: Petitions of John Gassaway
Welcome to Finding the Maryland 400

June
David Plunket: A Radical Rebel
The Fate of the Fifth Company
Revolutionary Veterans VI: The Long and Eventful Life of William McMillan

May
Revolutionary Veterans V: Thomas Stockett Brewer of Annapolis
Revolutionary Veterans IV: The Tragic Fate of James Marle
Revolutionary Veterans III: Leonard Watkins, Gearmaker
Revolutionary Veterans II: Levin Frazier, Soldier, Sailor, Land Owner
Revolutionary Veterans I: Mark McPherson, Kentucky Gentleman
The Fates of Revolutionary War Veterans

April
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Family in Uniform

February
The Forage War and the Battle for New Jersey
William Chaplin: Defector to the British

January
Maryland 400 in the News
The Prisoner and the Privateer
Who Were the Maryland 400?
Winter at Morristown
A Fine Fox Chase: The Battle of Princeton

2013:

December
The Crossing and the Capture

The Road to Trenton
“If I Fall on the Field of Battle”
The Whig Club: Judge and Jury in Baltimore

November
Feeding an Army

Soldiering On
“A Cursed Affair”: The Loss of Fort Washington
An Interactive View of the Maryland 400

October
The Battle of White Plains

Taking Names
The Resurrection of William Sterrett
The Peale Family: Picturing the Maryland Line
The Missing Men

September
The Trial of Lieutenant Steward

“Maryland Troops Bear the Palm”
“The Unhappy Situation”

August
The Rain and the Retreat

Becoming the Maryland 400
The British Diversion
The Marylanders Arrive
“They must be well watched”
The British Come Ashore
Biography of William McMillan, Maryland 400 Soldier
Mordecai Gist: Leading the Maryland 400

June
Alternative Sources: Clothing Records of the Maryland 400

The Dysfunctional Company
Battle Maps of Long Island
Desertion: Scourge of the Army
Effects of the Battle on Capt. Barton Lucas
237 Years Ago
The Story of James Marle
An Anecdote from the Wartime Service of Gassaway Watkins

June 
William McMillan Letter

Beginnings
Introduction