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American Revolution

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Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Living History


           The Fishkill Supply Depot

The Public Papers of George Clinton
Minutes of the Committee of the State of New York 1776-1778
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail
Timeline of the American Revolution
A timeline of events in New York State from 1775 to 1783
Guidebook of the American Revolution
A "virtual tour" of American Revolution Historical Sites throughout the Hudson River Valley; includes photos and contact information for each site.
Alternate Timeline of the American Revolution
A timeline of events in New York State from 1774 to 1783.
Battle of Fort Ticonderoga
A short video of the re-enactment at the Grand Encampment at Fort Ticonderoga, July 2000.
Bibliography of the American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley
A complete listing of web sites, books, articles, and essays on the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras in the Hudson River Valley; includes maps, military and civilian history, profiles, and county by county listings.
This site contains extensive bibliographies organized around general and specific themes, States, theaters of operation, participants, Naval aspects, and more.
1940 United States Census
A resource offered by Ancestry.com for researching genealogy.
"Chaining the Hudson" film
Chaining the Hudson, is based on the award-winning book by Lincoln Diamant, published by Citadel Press in 1994. It is the story of the Hudson River Valley highlands from 1775 to 1780 and of the tens of thousands of liberty-loving Americans who with Frenchmen, Poles, and other European volunteers fought the British, Germans and their local loyalist sympathizers on the Hudson's surface and along its banks.
Fort Decker
"Fort Decker has witnessed much history since it was built around 1760 in what was then a frontier area. The old stone house sits on a broad plain, several hundred yards from the Delaware River to the west and at the foot of the edge of the Appalachian plateau on the east. Over the years, it has served as a tavern, fort & trading post, and a hotel for travelers on the D&H as well as a private residence."
NPS - Teaching with Historic Places: Bennington
The lesson is based on the National Historic Landmark documentation file, "Bennington Battlefield," and on Philip Lord, Jr.'s War over Walloomscoick: Land Use and Settlement Patterns on the Bennington Battlefield--1777. The lesson could be used in American history, social studies, and geography courses in units on the Revolutionary War.
Hands House pages on recreating The Turtle submarine
"In 1776, during the American Revolution, a Connecticut Yankee by the name of David Bushnell had a daring idea to break the British blockade of New York harbor: he would build a one-man submarine and somehow attach a bomb to the underside of the British ships and blow them up.... Handshouse Studio directed and coordinated the making of the replica of Bushnell's Turtle in collaboration with Massachusetts College of Art and the United States Naval Academy."
With over a thousand links and extensive original content, this site features works by some of the world's foremost historians, on topics such as Black soldiers of the Revolution, Native American Indians in the Revolution, and much more hard-to-find information.
Women's Military History
Almost two million women have served in the U.S. military and thousands more with the military in other capacities. This website describes the various roles women have taken in the military the how these roles have changed over time.
Kingston and the American Revolution
This site explains the significance of the town of Kingston during the revolutionary war.
Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution
Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution is dedicated to the study of the period of the War for American Independence in the Southern Department from 1760 to 1789. They facilitate the exchange of information on the Southern Campaigns? Revolutionary War sites, their location, preservation, historic signage, interpretation, artifacts, and archaeology as well as the personalities, military tactics, units, logistics, strategy, and the political leadership. They highlight professionals and amateurs actively engaged in Revolutionary War research, preservation, and interpretation to encourage an active exchange of information.
Understanding Camden:The Revolutionary War Battle of Camden As Revealed Through Historical, Archaeological, and Private Collections Analysis
This link talks about the West Point Chain. Most of the link is devoted to discussing how one person swindled people into thinking that he had melted pieces of the chain.
This is a link to the West Point Museum. It provides a layout of what is located on each floor of the museum.
This link provides great information about the West Point Chain. This is one of the most thorough articles written regarding the chain.
This is a small book which talks about cannons. There is an emphasis placed on American cannons.
Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
During 1781-82, French Comte Rochambeau marched his forces from Providence, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia. These links discuss and explore the importance of this campaign and trace its route through New England, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic States.
The W3R and the National Park Service
The National Park Service is conducting the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Study as authorized by Congress through the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Heritage Act of 2000(PL106-473). The purpose of the study is to determine if the route is eligible to become a National Historic Trail. The study will also identify alternative management options to preserve and interpret this important part of our heritage. The study will be completed in fall 2004, in time to inform plans to commemorate the route's 225th anniversary.
Living History
First Ulster County Militia
We're a group of individuals dedicated to the living history reenactment of 18th century lifestyles of the citizen soldiers and other residents of the Hudson Valley region of New York State. We concentrate on the events of and leading up to the War of the Revolution, particularly those which took place in the Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys. Our membership includes not only men-at-arms, but also civilians, women and children, who through their 18th-century personalities research, explore and interpret life in the time of the Revolution.
The Third Ulster County Militia
The Third Ulster County Militia included recruits from Marbletown, Rochester, and New Paltz. Today, the Third Ulster sets up one-day encampments in the mid- and lower-Hudson River Valley and participates in larger reenactment events throughout the northeast. Their members portray Colonial, English, and French Canadian figures and demonstrate daily life in the Revolutionary era from those vantage points.
The Brigade of the American Revolution
The Brigade is a non-profit living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. Members represent elements of all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men, women and children. Since 1962 the Brigade has been recreating a broad spectrum of the 18th Century. It's activities include military encampments, tactical exercises, firelock shooting competitions, craft demonstrations and social activities. The Brigade also conducts annual schools and educational seminars featuring experts from several fields of 18th Century study.
Joe Ryan's Living History Institute
The foundation is led by Hendrick Hudson Educators Association retiree Joe Ryan. Living History gets teachers beyond the "four walls of the classroom and two covers of a book" by immersing them in a historical setting, explained Ryan. Participants wear period clothing and live as 18th century soldiers and women - marching, firing muskets and preparing a full meal. Educators can earn either inservice credit for the program through their local teacher center, or graduate credit through the College of New Rochelle.
This link focuses on the Watervliet Arsenal. It focuses not only on the history of the facility, but also on what it does now.