Heroes come in many forms. That is true today and that was true during the American Revolution. Many times, their names and their contributions are not known. However, that doesn’t diminish the fact that they are still heroes. Today we look at the contributions of Plunket Fleeson, an individual few people have ever heard of. But, Plunket Fleeson built the tent used by George Washington to plan the war, to fight the battles, and to travel around the Colonies during the American Revolution. And the original tent still exists today and can be seen in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. So, we hope you enjoy learning about Plunket Fleeson in today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities. We are the podcast from the Sons of the American Revolution. Make sure and follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube Channel, and become a member of our Facebook Group. Just click on the picture below to watch this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities.
Numbers tell stories and that is what today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities is all about. How many people fought and died in the American Revolution? How much did the war cost? What Countries participated? How many ships were involved? The questions go on and on, but the numbers tell the story. So, check out this week’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities by clicking on the picture below. And if you are interested in a book giveaway, then please check out our Facebook Group on the steps that you need to take to qualify for the drawing happening later this week. Make sure and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Follow us on Instagram, and become a member of our Facebook Group. Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities. We are the podcast from the Sons of the American Revolution
Ice during the American Revolution? Ever wondered where it came from, how it was used, how long it was available, or what was done with it? Ice Harvesting was a thing at that point in history and so was ice cream. But, you couldn’t have ice cream without ice. So, make sure and watch this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities and discover some of the challenges that had to be overcome to harvest something that we now take for granted every day of our lives! Ice Harvesting…. You can’t imagine the challenges associated with it. Thank you for watching Revolutionary War Rarities. We are the Podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution. Make sure and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, follow us on Instagram, and check out our website at fastfunhistory.com.
The oldest overseas British territory is Bermuda. 640 miles off of Cape Hatteras, NC, it seems strange that the small island of Bermuda would have played a role in the American victory over the British during the American Revolution. Please watch this episode, our first in 2024, to learn more. Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities, the podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.
Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to our Season 2 Christmas Special. There are famous paintings, movies, and countless stories about Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. But would you believe me if I told you that just about everything in the famous painting is wrong? Join us as we explore the crossing of the Delaware River with our special guest Roger Williams. He is the co-founder of www.tencrucialdays.org, the SAR State Historian for New Jersey, played a significant role in the Revolutionary War Battlefield Preservation effort in Princeton, NJ, a book publisher, literary agent, and senior historical interpreter at Washington Crossing. We, here at Revolutionary War Rarities wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for being a part of the podcast from the Sons of the American Revolution. We hope to see you again next year!
The American Revolution had many individual heroes. Few of those heroes did more to secure the independence of this nation than the three discussed in this weeks episode. So, make sure and click on the link below and you will meet Tom Hand, our very special guest this week. He is the founder of Americanacorner.com, a West Point Graduate, successful businessman, and is on the Board of Trustees at the American Battlefield Trust. Please watch to the end and learn how to get entered into a drawing for a copy of Tom's new book, "An American Triumph". Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities.
Do you like Trivia? The American Revolution is full of it and today we are too! So, enjoy today's episode of Revolutionary War Rarities and hopefully we will be presenting some information that you have never heard. Make sure and join our private Facebook Group, subscribe to our YouTube Channel, catch up with us on Instagram and www.fastfunhistory.com, and subscribe on your favorite podcast application. We are the podcast from The Sons Of The American Revolution.
Today we dive into the history of Thanksgiving in our "Thanksgiving Special". We hope you enjoy this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities and we certainly are thankful for your interest in our podcast. We appreciate all of our listeners and viewers and hope that you find this episode eye opening. A very special thank you to The American Village (www.americanvillage.org) who gave us permission to shoot on their property in numerous locations. And we thank Steve Hohman, our producer, for getting this episode turned around so quickly. There is tremendous work associated with every episode and Steve worked very hard to get this one done today! Today's episode was shot in a full scale replica of "The Oval Office". So, we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas Season.
Support for Independence within the Colonies was far from unanimous. And this was boldly displayed on November 28, 1776 when the Declaration of Dependence was released and signed by many Loyalists from New York. The signing occurred at Fraunces Tavern which still exists in New York City. The Declaration of Dependence called the American Revolution the most unnatural, unprovoked Rebellion, that ever disgraced the annuls of Time. Yep, the Declaration of Independence had a competitor and it told the opposite story of Mr. Jefferson’s parchment. We hope you enjoy today’s episode. Thank you for being part of Revolutionary War Rarities. We are the podcast from The Sons Of The American Revolution.
The real value of learning history is to understand cause and effect. Afterall, understanding the reactions to an action taken can at least help us predict future reactions. The American Revolution had numerous causes. And each of those causes had very specific effects. Now, this episode is not intended to be a deep dive into all causes and all effects of the American Revolution as there is simply not enough time to do that. However, this should at least provide a good introduction into some things that happened well before the American Revolution that had a direct impact on it. So, we hope you enjoy “Cause and Effect” in this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities, the podcast from the Sons of the American Revolution.
Sadly, scandals are nothing new. It seems like there is always someone willing to do something unethical, illegal, or at least ill-advised to gain an advantage of some sort in politics or even in the founding of a nation. This weeks episode of Revolutionary War Rarities dives into a couple of scandals that occurred during the American Revolution era. So, before you are completely convinced that our country has never been as divided as it is today, watch this episode. Our great nation has overcome some incredible issues, scandals, and even murders in the past. Now, enjoy Season 2, Episode 7, "Scandals By Some Scoundrels". Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities. The podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.
Do you remember the line from “National Treasure”, “The legend writ, the stain affected, the key in silence undetected, fifty-five in iron pen, Mr. Matlack can’t offend”? “National Treasure” is a wonderful historical fiction movie, but Mr. Matlack was not fiction. He actually existed and played a major role in the American Revolution. Mr. Matlack was Timothy Matlack. He often went by the pen name “Tiberius Gracchus” and that is who this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities is about. So, we hope you enjoy Season 2, Episode 6 of Revolutionary War Rarities entitled “Tiberius Gracchus. This is the Podcast from The Sons Of The American Revolution.
Would you believe that George William Frederick, the future King George III, was an actor in a play that focused on independent liberty
vs tyranny? Joseph Addison wrote a play in 1712 about the mortal enemy of Julius Caesar entitled “Cato, A Tragedy”. Cato was a Roman Senator and was considered the last man standing when Rome’s Republic fell. The play focused on independent liberty vs government, tyranny, and other things that would heavily influence our Founding Fathers. This weeks episode of Revolutionary War Rarities reveals to our listeners the impact that “Cato, A Tragedy” had on some of the big names of our revolution. So, make sure and watch or listen to this episode and thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities, the Podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.
The American Revolution is an incredibly interesting period in our history. There are so many people, so many places, and so much knowledge available for us to all learn about our founding. This weeks episode is a test. We ask questions and provide answers to some well known people and events and some not so well known people and events. So, put your thinking cap on and watch this episode. Please subscribe to this YouTube Channel and hit the bell so that you will be notified when another episode is posted. Please join our Facebook Group and also listen on your favorite podcast application. Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities.
Our nations history has not always been something that we can look back on with great pride. But, it is critical to understand all of our history so that we can learn from our past. The Rhode Island 1st was an officially integrated regiment that fought valiantly in the American Revolution. The world would not witness another officially integrated regiment until well into the 20th century. And the non-integration of American troops would not be eliminated until an Executive Order from President Truman.
Duels, also known as “Affairs of Honor”, were commonplace around the time of the American Revolution. These duels were ruled by the Code Duello, a series of 25 rules defining the process required to conduct these affairs of honor. The most famous duel in American History was between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. This episode dives into the Code Duello as well as Burr - Hamilton duel. We hope you enjoy this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, join our Facebook Group, and subscribe on your favorite Podcast application.
Today we kick off Season 2 with a focus on family relationships between some of our Founding Fathers. These relationships are ones that are almost never discussed or taught. Some of them are quite surprising. So, make sure and watch our inaugural episode of Season 2 entitled "All In The Family" and thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities, the podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.