Boston 1775: When Did the American Revolution Begin?

Source: Boston 1775: When Did the American Revolution Begin? Is this the anniversary of the day the American Revolution began? That of course depends on accepting the idea that the American Revolution started on an identifiable day instead of building up gradually. Some revolutions are seen to start with a bang, like the storming of…

Boston 1775: “His Excellency is apprehensive”

Source: Boston 1775: “His Excellency is apprehensive” On 16 Mar 1776, the British military still hadn’t evacuated Boston. To be fair, that wasn’t for lack of trying. The previous day, Capt. John Barker wrote in his journal: The Wind being fair at 12 oclock in the day, the Troopswere order’d under Arms in order to embark; but after waiting some…