The American Revolutionary Episodic

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A blog for those wanting to learn more about the 18th Century, Fort Stanwix/Schuyler, the American Revolution, and those who lived through the happenings.

There are only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and party poopers

January 05, 2022 Posted by: Ranger Bill

Warren Johnson was the brother of prominent Mohawk Valley resident Sir John Johnson. In 1760, Warren traveled through the valley for the first time to visit with his brother. It was a trip that he didn't seem to enjoy much; his random musings mainly directed at the Dutch. There are many obvious personal biases which Johnson flavors his observations with we must strip away. Once we do, however, we are still left with some unique insights into the 18th century Dutch culture.


Recommendations for Christmas & New Year's Boxes

December 09, 2021 Posted by: Ranger Bill

Just what is a "Christmas Box" and where can you get yours? Read below to learn more about where the tradition of winter gift giving came from.


“...and half naked...”

August 07, 2021 Posted by: Ranger Kelly

How were the soldiers at Fort Schuyler dressed during the American Revolution? Read the following article to learn more!


The Northern Campaign of 1777

August 04, 2021 Posted by: Ranger Bill

From the beginning of the American Revolution, the British had understood the importance of gaining control of the Lake Champlain-Lake George-Hudson River water route to effectively cut off the colonies north of New York from those to the south. Almost all the troubles leading to the war had originated from New England, and the British hoped that if they could put down the rebellion there, the rest of the colonies might consider abandoning the war.


The Samuel Geake Conspiracy

July 22, 2021 Posted by: Ranger Bill

Throughout the Revolution, the British attempted to destroy Continental forces by sending British agents or disaffected American prisoners amongst them urging them to desert or mutiny. Most of these plots failed because the British did not understand that just because the troops were upset with their lot as soldiers, it didn’t necessarily mean they had given up on the cause of Independence.


The Declaration of Independence: What Were They Thinking?

June 30, 2021 Posted by: Ranger Val & Ranger Bill

What is a "grievance" and what did the 27 of them listed in the Declaration of Independence mean to those in the 13 Colonies supporting separation from Great Britain? Explore this in this month's Fort Stanwix Blog.


My Father, The Hero

June 20, 2021 Posted by: Ranger Kelly

Is your father your hero? Many men of the Revolution were considered heroes in their old age. But to their sons and daughters they were just “dad.”


The Early Rebellion in New York

June 14, 2021 Posted by: Ranger Bill

Among early historians researching New York during the American Revolution, the lack of numerous large scale public radical acts against British authority helped forge the reputation of it having been a largely Loyalist colony. If one looks closer however, this reputation is undeserved. It was in fact a very radical public act that brought about a change in how pre-war opposition to England would be handled by “rebel” leaders in New York.


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