Saturday, January 16, 2021
"To Have All The Effects of the Inhabitants of Their Respective Towns Removed as Soon as Possible" - The Aftermath of the Ipswich Fright
Over the past few years, the Nerds have posted a few articles on the psychological effects of the Civilian Evacuation of April 19, 1775 and ...
Thursday, December 31, 2020
" To See if the Town Will Call For Those Bayonets" - Lexington's Wartime Effort of November and December 1774
Over the past month, the Nerds have been going back and re-examining Lexington’s wartime buildup over the months of November and December 17...
Saturday, November 7, 2020
"I See Nothing But the Horrors of a Civil War" - The Nerds Return to History Camp Online This Thursday!
This Thursday the Nerds join History Camp Online to discuss our research findings on the loyalist experience during the Saratoga Campaign...
Saturday, October 24, 2020
"I Made Me a Cartridge-box": A Quick Primer on Muskets and Cartridge Boxes on the Eve of April 19, 1775
Let’s be honest, the Nerds love it when Joel Bohy and David Wood host a military weapons talk. For those who may be interested, this upco...
Saturday, October 3, 2020
"Almost Perished with Cold and Hunger" - The Loyalist Flight to Canada
In the early years of the American Revolution, many rebel committees in New York and New England were reluctant to release loyalist families...
Saturday, September 26, 2020
“Stopped But a Few Days, and Went Off Privately" - Enslaved People and Lexington
Contrary to popular belief in some circles, slavery did exist in Massachusetts on the eve of the American Revolution. In fact, Massachusetts...
Saturday, September 19, 2020
“A Plan of Military Exercise, Proposed by Capt. Pickering” - The Pickering Drill on the Eve of Lexington and Concord
It is commonly known that the Nerds are fascinated with Massachusetts’ wartime buildup on the eve of the American Revolution. One of the top...
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