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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 entitled “I Declare Dependence”. 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. We hope you enjoy the story of the Rhode Island 1st and learn about the valiant fighting of this incredible group of men.
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.
Today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities is the finale for Season 1 and has a very special guest star; Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Gary Mike Rose. Today we discuss the first military medal created by General George Washington and what turns out to be the Grandfather of all other military and Government service medals in the United States. So enjoy this latest episode of Revolutionary War Rarities entitled “The One That Started It All” and join us again in two weeks for the start of Season 2
Everyone has heard of the Declaration of Independence, but there are many aspects of the document that people are not aware of. So, enjoy this episode and hopefully you will learn some facts about the Declaration that you were never taught in school.
The knowledge we have of our forefathers is significantly impacted by the artwork created during that period. Many of our Founding Father’s sat for portraits and thankfully their look, their countenance, and their height were all captured. This episode focuses on what many people would consider the “First Family” of American artists who captured important details of our founding history. So, please watch, listen, and share this episode entitled “An American Rembrandt”. Please also subscribe and click the bell on YouTube and join our Facebook Group. Jim Griffith and Jim Maples will return in the next episode in a new studio with a new look.
Our language today is deeply impacted by our forefather’s. Many common sayings of today have their origins in the American Revolution period. Everyday idioms, which have a very specific meaning in our language, were formulated from very real problems or challenges. And that is the subject of today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities. You will be surprised how these sayings came into existence. So, please watch and share this latest episode and make sure and subscribe and click the bell on YouTube so that you will be notified when a new episode is released. Please also join our Facebook Group and subscribe on your favorite podcast application.
Well, today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities is a bit different. This episode is titled “$8.1 Million Dollars”, but is constructed significantly through artificial intelligence. The subject of this episode is John Dunlap, the Dunlap Broadsides, and the impact that it had on the country. But today’s episode merges 250-year-old history with cutting edge technology just to see what happens! So, this is an experiment from Revolutionary War Rarities. We do not intend on this being a permanent change to RWR, but it could end up being something that we use to enhance our episodes in the future. So, we hope you enjoy today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities.
If you have ever been in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol, then you have seen four famous paintings by John Trumbull. But, very few people are aware of the impact that John Trumbull's family had on the American Revolution. In fact, John Trumbull's Father played a major role in the revolution as well as in the Colony and State of Connecticut. Other family members did the same. I hope you enjoy this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities entitled "Trumbulls Everywhere".
Were you aware that the title "Baker General" existed and was bestowed upon a Gingerbread Baker from Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War? Were you aware that the "Baker General" baked up to 6,000 pounds of bread in a single day? The "Baker General" became a trusted friend of George Washington and ended up donating a significant sum of money which started "The Christopher Ludwick Foundation" in Philadelphia. And, the "Baker General" had a way with people, including enemies, that would win them over to his "side". This is a great story about honesty, hard work, perseverance, and how to make a long-term difference in the world! We hope you enjoy "Eight Men Out".
Names of our Founding Fathers are generally known and important to our history. However, this particular Doctor who played a large role in the Revolutionary War changed his name later in life. He was a well known local Doctor who was withdrawn and very private, but very much loved. His history and his contribution to American independence was not known by his patients or the local Citizens who knew him well. It was only after his death that it was discovered who this particular individual was. Watch and find out who this was and what he did for the American Revolution!
Documentation and artifacts from the Revolutionary War are more abundant than you may realize. There are numerous very rare artifacts that are on display at various museums around the country and some are in private collections. These artifacts are priceless, but help us to learn about the real challenges that were faced during the Revolution. It is through these rare documents and artifacts that we better understand what happened and how it happened and are therefore educational tools that are extremely important. So, enjoy this episode as you learn more about some of these rare artifacts and the impact they had on the Revolutionary War.
One of the most famous moments of the Revolution was Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River. But, what happened in the months that followed? Are you familiar with the Winter of 1777 in New Jersey? On this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities we welcome Author Jim Stempel to the show and discuss that fateful Winter! He has just released a brand new book entitled “The Enemy Harassed, Washington’s New Jersey Campaign of 1777”.
The American Revolution would not have been possible without the participation of so many different people. And, there are so many of those individuals whose names we rarely or maybe never hear. Although we have all heard "taxation without representation", very few people know exactly who "coined" that phrase. Well, his name was James Otis. According to John Adams, James Otis was the "Father of the American Revolution". James Otis fought countless legal battles against the British, ultimately became insane, and lost his life in a bolt of lightning.
There were many influential women during the American Revolution. Some fought, some gave advice, and many would be considered "Mothers" of this great nation. And, Revolutionary War Rarities has numerous episodes which will focus on these Founding Mothers. Today's episode, however, focuses on two strong women who represent the founding principles of this nation. One of them will be familiar to you. One will likely not be. But, what these women represent is exactly what our nation continues to strive for with each passing day.
There were many "little known" heroes in the American Revolution. Silas Deane was one of those. Silas Deane worked with France to secure money and weapons and other resources for the Revolution. Silas Deane recruited the Marquis De Lafayette and Baron Von Stueben, who without either of them victory would have been even more questionable. After being accused of financial improprieties while in France, his life changed dramatically. His name was destroyed, his finances were destroyed, he was considered a traitor (for some period of time), and he died without ever recovering his good name. In the end, his name was cleared, but it took many years and his name never reached many of the history books where it rightfully belonged!
The American Revolution was accomplished through the actions of countless heroes. The Jay Brother’s had a lasting impact on the American Revolution and the United States. The American Revolution had a lasting impact on the Jay Brother’s too. Doctor’s, lawyer’s, spying, family fights, and even back channel attempts to reconcile with the British! This episode has it all.
Christmas was very different during the American Revolution. However, some of the traditions that we have today were started during that timeframe. Just prior to the Revolution, the celebration of Christmas was illegal in some parts of the Colonies. So, make sure and watch this episode to learn more! Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities.
Did you know that Pine Trees played a significant role in the American Revolution? And, so did some misfits from Weare, New Hampshire. Watch and enjoy Episode 13 and learn about how the Eastern White Pine Tree and the "regulation" of that natural resource led to rebellion. Many people believe this particular situation ultimately led to the Boston Tea Party.
There are so many aspects of life during the American Revolution which are just not widely known. Average income, tax rates, standard household items, how many miles traveled, speed of travel, common foods, etc... This episode addresses many of these challenges and helps to clarify the true level of these challenges.
Medical treatments during the American Revolution were, in a word, "historic". This episode looks into some of the medical treatments during the American Revolution, the issues they were supposed to address, the medical theory of "humorism", the evolution of medical treatment as a result of the Revolution, and ultimately the impact that these treatments had on many soldiers.
There are many names in American History that stand out. But, Richard and Bridget Saunders are probably not names that you have ever heard. However, the American Revolution would likely not have turned out like it did without "their" participation. Join us as we learn more about "them". And, thank you for being a part of "Revolutionary War Rarities".
One of the greatest symbols of American Independence has become the Liberty Bell. But, most people don't know the history behind it or how it became so important. The Liberty Bell had somewhat of a tough "life". In this episode you will learn some little-known facts about this important symbol of American freedom! Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities. Make sure and watch all of our episodes available here on YouTube as well as on various PodCast applications. Please also join our Facebook Group.
Revolutionary Soldiers physical demands were enormous. Have you ever wondered how much stuff they carried with them, or what they ate, or how far they traveled. This episode focuses on those daily items and daily challenges associated with every Revolutionary War soldier. Enjoy and please tell your friends to join us!
Did you know that there was one individual who recruited and commanded a group that saved the Revolution at least twice? The American Revolution was on the brink of total defeat more than once and because of this groups actions, we lived to fight another day! "The Big Marblehead" is about that group and specifically about their commander. The Sons of the American Revolution hope you enjoy "The Big Marblehead". And, please don't forget to join our Facebook Group and also listen on the various Podcast applications. Thank you for watching "Revolutionary War Rarities", the podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.
Royalty "names" are not normally associated with anyone fighting on the side of the Colonials during the American Revolution. This video introduces you to someone who did not fit that mold! This is the story about an American "Prince" who fought in the Revolution and helped to start a movement which has lasted for the duration of our great nation. We hope you enjoy Season 1 Episode 6, "The Colonial Prince".
The founders truly achieved the seemingly impossible during the American Revolution. But, have you ever looked at their ages when they ultimately achieved independence? Many of the founding fathers were actually closer to founding youth. Watch and enjoy and please subscribe to "Revolutionary War Rarities".
An unlikely "influencer" on one of the biggest hero's of the American Revolution! That was Sweet Lips! Enjoy Season 1 Episode 4 and please subscribe to Revolutionary War Rarities and also join our Facebook Group
This episode focuses on a very strange monument in New York. A monument to a specific individual whose name is never mentioned, but whose achievements were both incredible and tragic.
Revolutionary War Rarities jumps into the means of communication in battle as well as the youngest known participant in the American Revolution. Thank you for taking the time to join us here on Revolutionary War Rarities. Please Subscribe to our Channel and Like the various Episodes. If you want more information on the Sons of the American Revolution, please visit www.sar.org.
Revolutionary War Rarities is the PodCast of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution. This PodCast is dedicated to fast, fun history about little known facts of the American Revolution. All episodes will be between 8-10 minutes long. This is Episode 1 and is about an American Hero named Samuel Whittemore.