Women Heroes of America’s War for Independence

Women Heroes of America’s War for Independence | Women Patriots in the American Revolution. Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion – By Jack Darrell Crowder

Historians and genealogists have mostly overlooked the role of women in the American Revolution, even though women’s roles in working their farms, raising their children, and generally supporting the morale of the Patriot side were of great importance. The suffering of the men at Valley Forge, on the British prison ships, and during long marches[…]Read more

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Genealogical.com adds two more Revolutionary War books by Jack Crowder

Genealogical.com adds two more Revolutionary War books by Jack Crowder

In 2018 and 2019, Genealogical.com issued three popular books on the American Revolution by historian Jack Darrell Crowder: Women Patriots in the American Revolution: Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion,  Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War, and  The First 24 Hours of the American Revolution: An Hour by Hour Account[…]Read more

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From Across the Spanish Empire: Spanish Soldiers Who Helped Win the American Revolutionary War, 1776-1783

From Across the Spanish Empire: Spanish Soldiers Who Helped Win the American Revolutionary War, 1776-1783. [Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas Military Rosters] – By Leroy Martinez

Leroy Martinez’ book, From Across the Spanish Empire: Spanish Soldiers Who Helped Win the American Revolutionary War, 1776-1783, provides the first comprehensive list of Spanish soldiers who served in North America during the U.S. War for Independence.  Separate chapters list those who served in Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas. In most cases Mr.[…]Read more

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Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine, Chapter 7: Soldiers, Survival, Sorrow, by J. Michael Cleverley

Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine, Chapter 7: Soldiers, Survival, Sorrow, by J. Michael Cleverley

In the September 15 issue of “Genealogy Pointers,” we traced author J. Michael Cleveley’s ancestors to Rhode Island on the eve of the American Revolution, as they attempt to organize a militia company to support the Patriot cause. Nearly a century later, we learn that those Rhode Islanders’ descendants are struggling to establish themselves on[…]Read more

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Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War

Women Who Served in the American Revolution

According to Jack Darrell Crowder, author of Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War, many females served in that conflict. Some of them were camp followers accompanying their husbands or other family members; however, others were hoping to support themselves or were simply out for adventure. In a few recorded instances,[…]Read more

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