Revolutionary War Rarities

Fast, fun, rarely known history about the American Revolution. The podcast from ”The Sons of the American Revolution”. New episodes released every two weeks. #RevolutionaryWarRarities #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #SonsoftheAmericanRevolution

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Revolutionary War Rarities

As you might imagine from our name, Revolutionary War Rarities is about rarely known facts and stories that occurred within the American Revolution.  All episodes are between 8-10 minutes long so they are fast, fun and full of trivia.  A new episode will be released every two weeks.  If you are interested in the less known history and people of the American Revolution, then this is the podcast for you.  If you don't have a lot of spare time to learn, this is also the podcast for you.  This is the podcast of the "Sons of the American Revolution".  We are all direct descendants of individuals who served during the American Revolution.  Please subscribe and enjoy!

Episodes

S2E23 "Amicus The Hated"

Sunday Jun 09, 2024

Sunday Jun 09, 2024


One of our most influential Founding Father's died a hated man. Sometimes this Founding Father used the pen name "Amicus". When he died, only six people attended his funeral. Watch this episode by clicking on the picture below and learn more. Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities. We are the podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.  Make sure and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, subscribe on your favorite Podcast application, follow us on Instagram, become a member of our Facebook Group, and also check out our Webpage at www.fastfunhistory.com.

S2 E22 "Thank You Mr. Potts"

Sunday May 26, 2024

Sunday May 26, 2024

Season 2, Episode 22 “Thank You Mr. Potts” is available by clicking on the picture below.  Have you ever heard of the Pott's Family and their business that manufactured military materials during the American Revolution? You might be surprised to learn where this business was located, what happened to it, and what that land was ultimately used for. Make sure and check out this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities and learn exactly where that land, that business, and that house were located and how they were all used to help win the American Revolution.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, join our Facebook Group, follow us on Instagram, and check out fastfunhistory.com for more information on Revolutionary War Rarities.  We are the podcast from the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
A brief list of resources to do further research on the topics mentioned in this episode. John Potts: https://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-2B3
Resources to learn more about Valley Forge from the Battle of Valley Forge in 1777 through the Winter Encampment of 1777-1778: https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/valley-forge https://www.nps.gov/vafo/learn/historyculture/valley-forge-history-and-significance.htm https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/winter-valley-forge Ten Facts about Valley Forge: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/10-facts-valley-forge
To learn more about modern-day Valley Forge and the Isaac Potts House: https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/valley_forge/overview.html https://www.nps.gov/places/washingtons-headquarters.htm https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/valley_forge/washington_headquarters.html
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Sunday May 12, 2024

Today’s episode is the last in a series of three episodes about the crossing of the Delaware River.  We had a Christmas Special that talked about the famous crossing and the issues with the famous painting.  The second episode was the “Prequel” to the crossing.  Today’s episode is “The Sequel” to the crossing and focuses on the days and months that followed the famous crossing and the Winter quarters established in Morristown, NJ.  We hope you enjoy this episode and we thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities, the podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.  Please invite others to join our Facebook Group, subscribe on YouTube, follow us on Instagram and check out our website at fastfunhistory.com.
 
A brief list of resources to do further research on the topics mentioned in this episode.
Ten Crucial Days: https://tencrucialdays.org/
Washington Crossing Historical Park: https://www.wcpa-nj.com/
For more on the battles discussed in this episode:
Assunpink Creek: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/trenton-second-battle-jan-2-1777
https://www.americanhistorycentral.com/entries/second-battle-of-trenton-at-assunpink-creek-1777/
Bound Brook: https://www.staatshouse.org/events/battle-of-bound-brook/
https://militaryhistorynow.com/2023/05/28/the-battle-of-bound-brook-a-tutorial-in-the-art-of-war/
Princeton: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/revolutionary-war/battles/princeton Forage Wars:
https://revolutionarywar.us/year-1777/forage-war/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forage_War
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Sunday Apr 28, 2024

Please click on the picture below and watch the latest episode of Revolutionary War Rarities, the podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.  This episode is entitled “I Did Not Know That” and focuses on numerous little-known facts and people of the American Revolution.  Today, we also have a very special guest joining us and his name is Val Crofts.  Val is a member of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission serving alongside numerous United States Senators, Congressmen, Presidential Cabinet members and even a past Supreme Court Justice.  So, please watch our latest episode and share with others.  We are continuing to grow, but we need your help.  Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities.

S2E19 "Yankee Doodle"

Sunday Apr 14, 2024

Sunday Apr 14, 2024

Music has always played an important role throughout the history of this nation and the Revolutionary War was no different.  This week’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities focuses on one song which was intended as an insult to the Colonial Soldiers, a song that many of us grew up singing.  Make sure and watch by clicking on the picture below and thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Rarities.  We are the podcast from the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
A brief list of resources to do further research on the topics mentioned in this episode.
For more on the history and meaning of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” visit: https://americansongwriter.com/meaning-of-yankee-doodle-song-lyrics/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Doodle Richard Shuckburgh: https://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/s/rishuck.html
To listen to a version of “Chester” that was mentioned in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7S_07E-9CA
If you are ever in Louisville, be sure to visit The Brown Hotel, home of the original Hot Brown: https://www.brownhotel.com/
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Sunday Mar 31, 2024

One of the most iconic events of the American Revolution was the "Crossing of the Delaware River". Are you aware of the events that made that crossing so critical that even a Nor'easter would not result in it's cancellation? Joining us this week is our Special Guest Roger Williams. Roger is the co-founder of tencrucialdays.org and was previously our guest on last year’s Christmas Special.  We hope you enjoy this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities by just clicking on the picture below.
 
Please make sure and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, join our Facebook Group, and follow us on Instagram.  More information can also be found at fastfunhistory.com.
A brief list of resources to do further research on the topics mentioned in this episode. Ten Crucial Days: https://tencrucialdays.org/ SAR Library: https://library.sar.org/ Thomas Payne’s pamphlet The Crisis: https://nj.gov/state/historical/assets/pdf/topical/war-document-december-23rd-1776.pdf
A brief summary of the New York Campaign: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/new-york-campaign/
The proclamation by Howe brothers offering restoration of peace: https://digital.lib.niu.edu/islandora/object/niu-amarch%3A96725
British Cantonments between Burlington and New Bridge, New Jersey in 1776: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3811s.ct000077 Petty Coat Bridge: https://www.battlefields.org/visit/battlefields/petticoat-bridge Mount Holly New Jersey: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/revolutionary-war/battles/mount-holly American Battlefield Trust: https://www.battlefields.org/ The Enemy Harassed: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Enemy-Harassed/Jim-Stempel/9781637586150
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Sunday Mar 17, 2024

The United States Marine’s have been in existence since just about the very beginning.   Join us now, by clicking on the picture below to learn more about the founding of the United States Marines and the role they played in the American Revolution.  “Semper Fi” or “Semper Fidelis” is Latin for “Always Faithful” and that is what the United States Marine Corp has always been!  Faithful to the cause of Freedom and Liberty, faithful to the mission, and each Marine has always been faithful to the Marine on their right and the Marine on their left! 
 
Make sure and check out the Show Notes for references and research information.  And, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, join our Facebook Group, and Follow us on Instagram.  Our webpage can be found at fastfunhistory.com.  Now, we hope you enjoy this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities, the podcast from The Sons of the American Revolution.  Make sure and check out the Show Notes for references and further details on the Marines and their founding.
 
A brief list of resources to do further research on the topics mentioned in this episode.The Founding and History of the USMC:www.usmcu.edu/Research/Marine-Corps-History-Division/Brief-Histories/www.marines.comOriginal resolution to establish the Continental Marines: www.usmcu.edu/Research/Marine-Corps-History-Division/Frequently-Requested-Topics/Historical-Documents-Orders-and-Speeches/Resolution-Establishing-the-Continental-Marines/Marines in the American Revolutionhttps://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/1923/june/american-marines-revolutionA Pictorial History of the Marines in the RevolutionOfficers of the Continental Marine CorpsFor a brief history of John Martin and African Americans in the USMC https://www.dvidshub.net/news/373064/history-black-marineAbout Tun Tavern and the effort to build a replica www.thetun.org/“Washington’s Marines: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775-1777”https://www.savasbeatie.com/washingtons-marines-the-origins-of-the-corps-and-the-american-revolution-1775-1777/---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Find Revolutionary War Rarities on the internet at www.fastfunhistory.comJoin us on Facebook or Instagram!For more Educational resources from the Sons of the American Revolution: Education.sar.org American Village: https://www.americanvillage.org/

Sunday Mar 03, 2024

The current day State of Maine was part of Massachusetts during the American Revolution. And, when Thomas Gage needed certain supplies, he knew present day Maine could supply it. He was willing to trade for what he needed and it wasn't blueberries he needed. Very few people have heard of Machias, Maine and the roll it played in the American Revolution. Watch this episode and you will learn about how this small community played a big role in preventing the British from acquiring some much needed raw materials!
 
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S2E15 "Plunket Fleeson"

Sunday Feb 18, 2024

Sunday Feb 18, 2024


Heroes come in many forms. That is true today and that was true during the American Revolution. Many times, their names and their contributions are not known. However, that doesn’t diminish the fact that they are still heroes. Today we look at the contributions of Plunket Fleeson, an individual few people have ever heard of. But, Plunket Fleeson built the tent used by George Washington to plan the war, to fight the battles, and to travel around the Colonies during the American Revolution. And the original tent still exists today and can be seen in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. So, we hope you enjoy learning about Plunket Fleeson in today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities. We are the podcast from the Sons of the American Revolution.

Sunday Feb 04, 2024

Numbers tell stories and that is what today’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities is all about.  How many people fought and died in the American Revolution?  How much did the war cost?  What Countries participated?  How many ships were involved?  The questions go on and on, but the numbers tell the story.  So, check out this week’s episode of Revolutionary War Rarities.  And if you are interested in a book giveaway, then please check out our Facebook Group on the steps that you need to take to qualify for the drawing happening later this week.  Make sure and follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube Channel or on your favorite Podcast application, and join our Facebook Group.
 
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