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The History of the American Long Rifle

by James K. Swisher

The battle at Kings Mountain in October 1780 was the only clash of the American Revolution in which the entire colonial force was armed with American long rifles. Read more

There has been a renewed interest in Bernardo de Gálvez, a Spanish military leader who played a major role in the American Revolutionary War.

American Revolution

Renewed Interest in Colonial Supporter Bernardo de Gálvez

Bernardo de Gálvez was a Spanish military leader who played a major role in the American Revolutionary War. A military leader who served as colonial governor of Louisiana, he favored staunchly anti-British policies, cracking down on English smuggling operations while promoting more trade with France. Read more

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Pensacola Under Siege

By David A. Norris

Spanish troops in a redoubt outside Pensacola, the besieged Capital of British West Florida, stacked their arms and waited for their midday meal on May 4, 1781. Read more

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Patriot Raid on Fort Ticonderoga

By Joshua Shepherd

For General Thomas Gage, 1775 was shaping up to be a disastrous year. Gage, who was the supreme British commander in North America, was headquartered in Boston and tasked with the unenviable job of enforcing a blockade of the town’s harbor. Read more

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Halberds and Spontoons

By David A. Norris

Pikes and most similar pole weapons disappeared from European armies by the early 1700s. After all, bayonets let each man convert his flintlock into a pike that fired bullets. Read more