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A Revolutionary War Privateer Journal


Mill Prison, England is where hundreds of American sailors were held. Extensive research reveals that several men kept nearly day to day journals of their time at Mill. This journal is based on their accounts and is a compilation of their collective experience.

June 18. 1778 Some boys from another ship’s crew made their way back into the prison today … Continue reading


Battle of Lexington (2 Views)


British View

To the best of my recollection about 4 o’clock in the morning being the 19th of April, the five front companies were ordered to load, which they did.” It was at Lexington when we saw one of their companies drawn up in regular order. Major Pitcairn of the Marines second in command called them to disperse, but their … Continue reading


Early U.S. Bands – Part 3


In addition to field music, the United States military also had bands that were used for ceremonial purposes and to raise soldier morale. Like field music, this tradition has its roots in European military practices. The first outdoor, or military, bands were made up of woodwind instruments. These bands, known as Harmoniemusik, primarily used oboes, horns, and bassoons. These instruments … Continue reading


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