The Rome Historical Society (RHS) has released The British Lines, a digital tour reviewing the movement of British troops during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. [Read more…] about Video Tour Tracks British Troops at Fort Stanwix in 1777
A presentation, Decision-Making in the British Military Justice Process by William P. Tatum III, Ph.D,will be held on April 11th at Siena College near Albany.
Contrary to popular stereotypes, the British military justice system of the Revolutionary War-era employed a complicated process, with multiple layers of courts and enforcement. Much as with contemporary civilian justice, an accused individual could enter the system at any one of these levels. Ultimately, the fate of both officers and soldiers charged with military misconduct depended on the individual decisions of commanding officers and courts martial judges. This presentation will chart the formal structure of the British Military Justice System and the decisions through which officers determined where military personnel would enter and leave it. [Read more…] about Decision-Making in the British Military Justice Process
When we discuss the military history of the American War for Independence, we tend to focus on specific battles or details about the men who served in George Washington’s Continental Army. Rarely do we take the opportunity to ask questions about the approximately 50,000 men who served in the British Army.
In this episode of the “Ben Franklin’s World” podcast we speak with Don N. Hagist an independent scholar and author of British Soldiers, American War: Voices of the American Revolution (Westholme Publishing, 2014). Don leads us on exploration of the “other” men who fought in the American War for Independence, the soldiers in the British Army. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/010 [Read more…] about British Redcoats of the American Revolution