Revolutionary War Rarities

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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February 18, 2024 7 mins
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 t...
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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 c...

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Ice during the American Revolution?  Ever wondered where it came from, how it was used, how long it was available, or what was done with it?  Ice Harvesting was a thing at that point in history and so was ice cream.  But, you couldn’t have ice cream without ice.  So, make sure and watch this episode of Revolutionary War Rarities and discover some of the challenges that had to be overcome to harvest something that today we take for ...

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The oldest overseas British territory is Bermuda. 640 miles off of Cape Hatteras, NC, it seems strange that the small island of Bermuda would have played a role in the American victory over the British during the American Revolution. Please watch this episode, our first in 2024, to learn more.  And don't forget to follow us on your favorite podcast application, join our Facebook Group, Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow ou...

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Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to our Season 2 Christmas Special.  There are famous paintings, movies, and countless stories about Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776.  But would you believe me if I told you that just about everything in the famous painting is wrong?  Join us as we explore the crossing of the Delaware River with our special guest Roger Williams.  He is the co-founder of tenc...

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The American Revolution had many individual heroes. Few of those heroes did more to secure the independence of this nation than the three discussed in this weeks episode. So, make sure and click on the link below and you will meet Tom Hand, our very special guest this week. He is the founder of Americanacorner.com, a West Point Graduate, on the Board of Trustees at the American Battlefield Trust, and author of "An American Triumph"...

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November 26, 2023 9 mins

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 and subscribe on your favorite podcast application. Don't forget to check out our website at www.fastfunhistory.com where you can see our B...

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November 19, 2023 11 mins

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 who gave us permission to shoot on their property in numerous locations. Today's episod...

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November 12, 2023 12 mins
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, many Loyalists from New York. 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 op...
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October 29, 2023 10 mins
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. Howe...
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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...

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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” was 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 ...
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This episode was accidentally deleted.  This is a repost of episode 4.  I apologize.

 

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 ...

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September 17, 2023 8 mins

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 th...

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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 ...

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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 the Burr - Hamilton duel.  Make sure and subscribe to our YouT...

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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".

 

Make sure and subscribe to the Revolutionary War Rarities YouTube Channel as well as the Revolutionary War Rarities Facebook Group.  Tha...

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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...

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June 25, 2023 9 mins

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.

As always, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, join our Facebook Group, and listen on your favorite podcast application.  And…, thank you for being a part of Revolutionary War Ra...

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June 11, 2023 7 mins

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 ...

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