The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, began as a war between the…
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Miniature portrait of an 18th C. British Army officer circa 1777, by John Hill, RA (active 1775-1791). Signed Hill." Uniform indicates a Light Infantry Officer in the American campaign, probably 15th Regiment Foot. Watercolor on ivory, 1-1/8" x 1-5/8", in the original gold locket mounting.
Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, (1725-1807) [painted posthumously 1734] Marshal of France. Battles/wars: War of the Austrian Succession, Seven Years' War, American Revolutionary War, French Revolutionary Wars. played a major role in helping America win independence during the American Revolution. He served as commander-in-chief of the French Expeditionary Force which embarked from France in order to help the American Continental Army fight against British forces.
George Washington's Camp Chest
George Washington's personal camp chest, 1775-1776, England (made) used when commander of the Continental Army. Complete with all original utensils. Contains tin plates and platters, tin pots with detachable wooden handles, glass containers for condiments such as salt, pepper, and sugar, as well as knives and forks with dyed black ivory handles. The chest also contains a tinder box, candle stand, and folding gridiron. Smithsonian
Reproduction of Jefferson's Wheel Cipher (created by Ronald Kirby) disassembled. Codes became an essential part of Jefferson's correspondence when he was America's minister to France (1784-1789) since European postmasters opened and read all letters passing through their command. Versions were still in use by the USArmy until the beginning of WWII.
General Sir Henry Clinton, KB (16 April 1730 – 23 December 1795) was a British army officer and politician, best known for his service as a general during the American War of Independence. First arriving in Boston in May 1775, from 1778 to 1782 he was the British Commander-in-Chief in North America. In addition to his military service, he was a Member of Parliament for many years. Late in life he was named Governor of Gibraltar, but died before assuming the post.
Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, comte d'Estaing (24 November 1729 – 28 April 1794) was a French general, and admiral. Following France's entry into the American War of Independence in 1778, he led a fleet to aid the American rebels. He participated in a failed Franco-American siege of Newport, Rhode Island in 1778 and the equally unsuccessful 1779 Siege of Savannah. His difficulties working with American counterparts are cited among the reasons these operations failed.
Tory Stories from the Simsbury Copper Mine - Journal of the American Revolution
Connecticut copper mine used as a loyalist prison, 1776. Some of the Loyalists who were caught by their fellow American Patriots were confined in an abandoned copper mine in Simsbury, Connecticut, which was nicknamed "Newgate Prison" after the prison in London.
Bunkers Hill or America's head dress 1776
"Bunkers Hill or America's Head Dress", 1776. Prints such as Bunker's Hill, or America's Head Dress, show British troops trudging up the side of a high roll toward their stronghold opposite the American army's 'hill'. The image likened the colonial cause and military effort to the elaborate hairstyle: hollow, artificial, and short-lived.
Noddle-Island or How are we Decieved 1776
"Noddle-Island or How are we Decieved". Hand-coloured etching published by Matthew Darly in 1776 depicting a lady on whose grotesquely extended coiffure military operations are proceeding. This evidently satirizes the evacuation of Boston by Howe on 17 Mar. 1776. There were many protests against the misleading account given in the 'Gazette'. Walpole wrote "nobody was deceived". The 'How' in the title is a pun on the name of the commander-in-chief.
Map Found Overseas May Offer Rare Glimpse of Revolutionary-Era New York... shows British-occupied New York in the summer of 1776, the period between the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of Harlem Heights. Adamson said he believes the document was part of a working military field map at the time.
Revolutionary War uniform coat, c. 1776
Revolutionary War period uniform coat, c. 1776. It was reputedly worn by General Thomas Pinckney with the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Though the use of silk is rare, officers were responsible for their own uniforms, so there would be nothing to restrain an officer from ordering a silk coat.