Todd Andrlik is the primary architect of Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (Sourcebooks, 2012), named one of the Best Books of 2012 by Barnes & Noble and the Best American Revolution Book of 2012 by the New York American Revolution Round Table. In addition to providing the initial vision for the project, Andrlik authored several sections of the book, recruited more than three dozen historian contributors, directed nearly seventy essays, produced supplemental video, and conceived many of the project’s print and digital components. Among America’s leading Revolutionary War newspaper archivists, Andrlik built one of the most significant collections of American Revolution newspapers, containing the earliest printed reports of practically every major event and battle from 1763 through 1783. This once-private archive is now publicly exhibited in Reporting the Revolutionary War.
Andrlik is founder and editor of Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com), an online magazine for serious and casual consumers of American history. He’s also curator and author of RagLinen.com, an online museum of historically significant newspapers dating back to the sixteenth century. Collaborating with individuals and institutions, including the Library of Congress, Andrlik helps others build private and public collections of these treasured relics. He also takes an active role in their physical conservation. Through a partnership with one of the world’s top paper conservators, Andrlik saves damaged newspapers from loss and restores the artifacts as close as possible to original condition.
His passion for newspaper history stems from a career in media and marketing. Andrlik heads the marketing and media operations for Leopardo Companies, one of the nation’s largest construction firms. As a full-time marketing and media professional, he has written or ghost-written thousands of published articles on various business topics. His history-related work has appeared in Patriots of the American Revolution, Huffington Post and Boston Globe as well as NPR, C-SPAN, CNN, Mount Vernon, American Revolution Center, Old State House and Fraunces Tavern Museum.
Andrlik earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Illinois State University and an MBA from Roosevelt University. He studied international business at Salzburg College, Austria. Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with his wife and two children. Follow him on Twitter @RagLinen.
Below are bios of the 37 contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War:
Michael S. Adelberg
Michael S. Adelberg is author of The American Revolution in Monmouth County: The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction (History Press, 2010), The Razing of Tinton Falls: Voices from the American Revolution (History Press 2012), scholarly articles published in the Journal of Military History, the Journal of the Early Republic, and New Jersey History, and the novel A Thinking Man’s Bully (Permanent Press, 2011). His historical research has been recognized by the NJSAA, NJTV, and the Wilson Quarterly. To learn more about Adelberg, visit www.michaeladelberg.com. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Battle of Monmouth (Adelberg thanks Garry Wheeler Stone, historian at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, for his contributions to the Monmouth essay).
Robert J. Allison
Robert J. Allison, professor of history at Suffolk University in Boston, also teaches at the Harvard Extension School. He is the author of The American Revolution: A Concise History (Oxford University Press, 2011), Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005), as well as several books on Boston and the American Revolution. He is vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, a trustee of the USS Constitution Museum, and a consultant to the Commonwealth Museum in Boston. Watch Allison’s narration of the Boston Massacre reenactment on History Channel. Also, in this video, Allison describes the real excitement of unfiltered history. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Arrival of the Troops in Boston, Boston Massacre, George Washington Takes Command, Resignation of George Washington as Commander in Chief.
Charles B. Baxley
Charles B. Baxley earned a BA and JD from the University of South Carolina. He is a practicing attorney in Lugoff, South Carolina, and is the publisher and editor of the magazine Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution. Charles has served as president of the Kershaw County Historical Society, as host of several American Revolution symposia, and a guide of Revolutionary War sites. He is the co-founder of the Southern Campaigns Roundtable, Corps of Discovery tour group, and the Archaeological Reconnaissance and Computerization of Hobkirk’s Hill battlefield (ARCHH, Inc.) project. Charles is chair of the Battle of Camden battlefield preservation project advisory council. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Carolina Backcountry Militia Actions.
J. L. Bell
J. L. Bell maintains the Boston1775.net website, dedicated to history, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in New England. Reflecting his interest in the experiences of young people, his study of Boston’s Revolutionary youth appeared in Children in Colonial America (New York University Press, 2007). He has also published articles about colonial boys’ diaries, town watchmen at the Boston Massacre, the wave of bankruptcies in 1765, and the town’s raucous Pope Night celebration and has lectured at numerous historical sites in greater Boston. Watch J. L. Bell’s presentation on the Siege of Boston at the Longfellow-Washington House National Historic Site, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Powder Alarm, Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Wayne Bodle teaches early American history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Valley Forge Winter: Civilians and Soldiers in War (Penn State Press, 2002) and of a forthcoming monograph on the Middle Colonies of British North America from first European settlement to 1776. He is also working on a biographical account of the American adventures of Charles Wollstonecraft—the youngest brother of the English feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft—from his arrival in Philadelphia in 1793 until his death in New Orleans in 1817, and another on the life and career of a reputedly “rogue” British colonial governor in America. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Valley Forge Winter Encampment.
John Buchanan is a military historian who spent almost thirty years on the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was museum archivist, special assistant to the director, and for over twenty years, chief registrar in charge of worldwide art movements. Since his retirement in 1993, he has published three books on early American history, including The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas (Wiley, 1999); a novel, The Rise of Stefan Gregorovic (iUniverse, 2010), about rebellion in Communist Eastern Europe; and short stories. For more information, visit www.jackbuchanan.net. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Battle of Cowpens, Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill.
Benjamin L. Carp
Benjamin L. Carp is an associate professor of history at Tufts University, where he teaches the history of early America. He has published two books: Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007) and Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010). He has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Virginia, and he previously taught at the University of Edinburgh. He has received the Leverhulme Research Fellowship and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Watch Carp’s C-SPAN/BOOKTV talk on the Boston Tea Party. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Tea Act in America, Boston Tea Party.
Bruce Chadwick, who lives in New Jersey right next door to the winter encampment of the Continental Army, has written five books on the American Revolution and lectures about the war around the world. Chadwick, a former journalist, has also written extensively about the Civil War. He has appeared as a guest scholar on a number of productions for the History Channel and the National Geographic Channel. The historian has also authored a series of books on the history of baseball. He is a history professor at New Jersey City University and an American studies lecturer at Rutgers. Watch Chadwick’s C-SPAN appearances. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Battles of Trenton and Princeton.
Dennis M. Conrad
Dennis M. Conrad is a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C., and is one of the editors of the series Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Vol. 12, which is forthcoming. He is former editor and project director of The Papers of General Nathanael Greene, published by the University of North Carolina Press. He has authored an essay on Greene’s generalship style for General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South, forthcoming, University of South Carolina Press, and on the career of John Paul Jones in Sea Raiders of the American Revolution: The Continental Navy in European Waters. Watch Conrad’s C-SPAN presentation on Greene. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Battle of Flamborough Head and John Paul Jones, Treason of Benedict Arnold and Hanging of John André, Race to the Dan, Battle of Guilford Courthouse, British and Loyalist Evacuations of America. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Battle of Flamborough Head and John Paul Jones, Treason of Benedict Arnold and Hanging of John Andre, Race to the Dan, Battle of Guilford Courthouse, British and Loyalist Evacuations of America.
Diane K. Depew
Diane K. Depew holds a BS in park administration from Shepherd College and an MA in history from Texas A&M University. With over thirty years of National Park Service experience, she previously worked on the Natchez Trace Parkway, Eisenhower National Historic Site, and Gettysburg National Military Park. She started working for Colonial National Historical Park at Yorktown Battlefield in 1988. With a strong interest in military history and having ancestors who served on both sides of the American Revolutionary War, she continues to research and uncover archival material to better tell the Yorktown story. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Yorktown Campaign.
Robert M. Dunkerly
A native of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Robert M. Dunkerly is a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park in Virginia. He holds a degree in history from St. Vincent College and a master’s degree in public history from Middle Tennessee State University. He has authored six books and numerous articles on the American Revolution, including Old Ninety Six (History Press, 2006). Dunkerly is active in historic preservation and research, promoting the preservation and interpretation of historic sites. He assisted in the 2005 archaeological investigations at Ninety Six and has given many tours of Revolutionary War sites in the Carolinas. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Siege of Ninety Six.
Matthew P. Dziennik
Matthew P. Dziennik is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the New York Historical Society. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Edinburgh with a thesis on the Gaelic military diaspora in the age of the American Revolution. He has held numerous fellowships in Britain, the United States, and Canada and has articles published or forthcoming in the Journal of British Studies, Historical Research, and Past & Present. He is currently working on a social and cultural history of revolutionary political organizations in the middle colonies. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Declaration of Independence.
Rita Folse Elliott
Rita Folse Elliott (MA, RPA) is an archaeologist, exhibit designer, and former museum curator. She led crews in the archaeological discovery of the 1779 Savannah Battlefield. She has twenty-five years of archaeological and museum experience in eleven states, the Caribbean, three U.S. territories, and several countries. Elliott has authored over fifty monographs and articles and served as a guest editor and reviewer. She participates on committees for museum and archaeology organizations at the state, regional, and national levels. Elliott received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities and serves as the education coordinator/research associate for the LAMAR Institute. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Siege of Savannah.
Thomas Fleming is one of the most distinguished and productive historians and novelists of our time. He has written twenty nonfiction books that have won prizes and praise from critics and fellow historians, many with a special focus on the American Revolution. His twenty-three novels, many of them bestsellers, explore the lives of men and women in vivid narratives that range from the raw America of the 1730s to the superpower that confronted World War II and endured Korea and Vietnam. He has written frequently for American Heritage and many other magazines and is often a guest on C-Span, the History Channel, and PBS.Watch some of Fleming’s many C-SPAN appearances. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Perils of Peace.
Don N. Hagist
Don N. Hagist is an independent researcher and author who specializes in the demographics of the British army during the American Revolution. He has written several books and numerous articles concerning the 1775–83 era, including A British Soldier’s Story: Roger Lamb’s Narrative of the American Revolution (Ballindalloch Press, 2004) and British Soldiers: American War (Westholme Publishing, 2012). He is also an engineer for a major electronics company and writes humor for several syndicated and freelance cartoonists. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Battle of Bunker Hill, Fortification of Dorchester Heights.
John W. Hall
John W. Hall is the Ambrose-Hesseltine Assistant Professor of U.S. Military History at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He holds a BS in history from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He specializes in early American military history with particular emphasis on partisan and Native American warfare. He is the author of Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War (Harvard University Press, 2009) and numerous essays on early American warfare, including “Washington’s Irregulars” in A Companion to George Washington, edited by Edward Lengel (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Battle of Great Bridge and Burning of Norfolk.
Hugh T. Harrington
Hugh T. Harrington is an independent researcher and author whose books include Remembering Milledgeville (History Press, 2005), More Milledgeville Memories (History Press, 2006), Civil War Milledgeville (History Press, 2005), and biography of 1890s magician Annie Abbott, “The Little Georgia Magnet” (Createspace, 2010). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Military History, Georgia Historical Quarterly, America’s Civil War, Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, American Revolution, Muzzle Blasts, and others. He has written extensively on Sherlock Holmes and is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars. He lives in Milledgeville, Georgia. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Battle of the Rice Boats.
Carol Sue Humphrey
Carol Sue Humphrey has been interested in the Revolutionary War since childhood. She narrowed her interest to the role of the press during the Revolution while in graduate school at the University of North Carolina. She is the author or editor of five books related to the history of the media in the United States, including This Popular Engine: New England Newspapers During the American Revolution, 1775–1789 (University of Delaware Press, 1992), Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time: The Revolutionary Era (Greenwood, 2003), and The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting: The Revolutionary War (Greenwood, 2005). She currently teaches history at Oklahoma Baptist University. In this video, Humphrey explains the impact of newspapers on the Revolutionary War. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: The Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Business, Committees of Correspondence, Revolutionary Press Impact.
Neal Thomas Hurst
For nearly a decade, Neal Thomas Hurst has studied and researched all aspects of eighteenth-century history with a focus on colonial men’s clothing. Many of his publications and research examine the unique American hunting shirt. Hurst completed a seven-year apprenticeship at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a tailor. He is currently studying history at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where his primary interests are in early Virginia history and the events and actions leading up to the Williamsburg gunpowder incident. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Williamsburg Gunpowder Incident.
Benjamin H. Irvin
Benjamin H. Irvin, associate professor of history at the University of Arizona, is a social and cultural historian of early America and the United States, working primarily in the Revolutionary period. His book, Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors, published by Oxford University Press in April 2011, examines the material culture and ceremonies of state—including, for example, fast days, funeral processions, diplomatic protocols, and presentment swords—by which Congress promoted republicanism and revolution. Central to his study are the many ways that the American people challenged Congress and its vision of the United States. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress.
Michelle A. Larson
Michelle A. Larson is a Pennsylvania high school English teacher and freelance writer who served as transcriptionist on Reporting the Revolutionary War. She has twelve years experience teaching British and American literature from a historical perspective. She holds a BSEd in English from Millersville University and an MEd in technology in the classroom from Wilkes University. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: The Value of Primary Sources and contributions to Revolutionary Newspaper Reading Tips.
Tabitha Marshall was awarded a PhD in history (2006) by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, for work on the health of British soldiers during the American Revolution. Current research interests include the health of sailors, as well as a study of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War II. After teaching history at Memorial University of Newfoundland and McMaster University, Tabitha now works as an independent scholar and freelance writer in Hamilton, Ontario. In this video, she explains the most thrilling thing about studying newspapers. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Invasion of Canada.
Bruce E. Mowday
Bruce E. Mowday is an award-winning journalist and author from Chester County, Pennsylvania. He has authored books on local history, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. He has also written books on the notorious Johnston gang and on baseball great Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was named a local Literacy Hero in 2008. For more than twenty years, he was a newspaper reporter and editor before founding his own media relations firm, the Mowday Group, Inc. For more information on Bruce, see www.mowday.com. Watch Mowday’s interview on CBS 3 Philadelphia about his book Richie Ashburn: Why The Hall Not? Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Battles of Brandywine and Germantown.
James L. Nelson
James L. Nelson spent a number of years at sea working aboard traditional sailing ships until he decided it would be easier to write about them than work on them. He has since written sixteen works of fiction and nonfiction, including Glory in the Name (Harper Perennial, 2004), which won the American Library Association/William Young Boyd Award for best military fiction, and George Washington’s Secret Navy (Ragged Mountain Press, 2008), winner of the Naval Order’s Samuel Eliot Morison Award. He currently lives on the coast of Maine with his former shipmate, now wife, Lisa and their four children. Watch Nelson discuss Benedict Arnold’s role in the American Revolution at Fort Ticonderoga. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Battle of Noddle’s Island.
Julia Osman is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, specializing in French, military, and Atlantic history. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2010. Her work focuses primarily on the French army and its challenges and changes during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as North American influences on French military reform. Her current book project, The Citizen Army of Old Regime France, traces the intellectual and cultural prehistory of the French Revolutionary army. Watch Osman’s four-part lecture at The Society of the Cincinnati. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: French-American Alliance.
Steven H. Park
Steven H. Park wrote his doctoral dissertation on the Gaspee Affair and now teaches U.S. history and maritime studies at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and at UConn’s campus-by-the-sea at Avery Point. Steve is a sought-after historical speaker for audiences young and mature alike. He teaches a popular class called “Pirates of the Caribbean” that engages undergraduate students in maritime history. He has published in a variety of scholarly print and electronic formats covering mutiny, seamen’s missions, seafaring religion, piracy, and privateering. Please see www.stevenpark.org. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Gaspee Affair
Jim Piecuch earned his BA and MA degrees in history at the University of New Hampshire and his PhD at the College of William and Mary. He is an associate professor of history at Kennesaw State University and has published several articles on colonial and Revolutionary history. He is also the author of six books including: The Battle of Camden: A Documentary History (History Press, 2006); Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South (University of South Carolina Press, 2008); “Cool Deliberate Courage”: John Eager Howard in the American Revolution (Nautical & Aviation Pub, 2009), co-authored with John Beakes; and “The Blood Be Upon Your Head”: Tarleton and the Myth of Buford’s Massacre (Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, 2010). Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Battle of Camden, Battle of Kings Mountain.
Ray Raphael, author of fifteen books, turned his attention to the Revolutionary Era in the mid-1990s. His several books in that field include A People’s History of the American Revolution; Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past (Harper Perennial, 2002); and a detailed study of the Massachusetts Revolution of 1774, The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord (New Press, 2002). A complete list of his books and articles, as well as some key historical documents not published elsewhere, can be found at www.rayraphael.com. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Coercive Acts, Suffolk Resolves, Massachusetts Provincial Congress.
Matthew Reardon earned a BA in history and an MA in education from Sacred Heart University. His primary interest lies with early American Military History, focusing on the American Revolution and the Civil War. He currently serves as the executive director of the New England Civil War Museum in Rockville, Connecticut. His first book, “A Most Desperate Defence”: An Interpretive Guide to the Battle of Groton Heights is forthcoming. Matt resides in Tolland, Connecticut. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Raid on New London. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Raid on New London.
John Reda is an assistant professor of history at Illinois State University, specializing in colonial and early national American history. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. His article, “From Subjects to Citizens: Two Pierres and the French Influence on the Transformation of the Illinois Country,” appears in the anthology French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630–1815 (Michigan State University Press, 2013). He is currently working on a book for NIU Press entitled From Furs to Farms: Land, Race, and Sovereignty in the Mississippi Valley, 1762–1825. In this video, Reda describes the realities of tar and feathering during the American Revolution. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Revolutionary War in the West and George Rogers Clark.
David Paul Reuwer
David Paul Reuwer is editor of American Revolution magazine. He earned a JD from Pepperdine University and a BA from Towson University and is currently a historian and practicing attorney, emphasizing historic preservation law. He was an adjunct professor of historic preservation at the College of Charleston. He was the lead investigator of the initial Eutaw Springs battlefield survey and is the plenipotentiary of the magazine Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution. David is also a battlefield tour guide. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Battle of Eutaw Springs.
J. Dennis Robinson
J. Dennis Robinson writes books about American history for young and old. He works from an office in historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, near the swirling Piscataqua River, where he is also a popular columnist, lecturer, and editor of the award-winning history website SeacoastNH.com. His work includes AASLH award-winning books on the Strawbery Banke Museum and the historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, plus juvenile biographies of Jesse James and Lord Baltimore. His most recent books are America’s Privateer: Lynx and the War of 1812 (Lynx Educational Foundation, 2011) and Under the Isles of Shoals: Archaeological Discovery at Smuttynose Island (Portsmouth Marine Society, 2012). Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Raid on Fort William and Mary.
David Lee Russell
David Lee Russell was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. After receiving his BS in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University, he attended the Naval Aviation Officer’s Candidate School in Pensacola. Commissioned as an Ensign-Special Duty Intelligence, he served as a Naval Air Intelligence Officer in the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean. After leaving active duty service, David began a long career in information technology. He is the author of The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies (McFarlard, 2009), Victory on Sullivan’s Island: The British Cape Fear/Charles Town Expedition of 1776 (Infinity Publishing, 2002), Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia: A History, 1733–1783 (McFarland, 2006), and The Duke of Southbourne (CreateSpace, 2011). David resides in Milton, Georgia. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Battle of Sullivan’s Island, Siege of Charleston.
Barnet Schecter, an independent historian, is the author of George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps (Walker Publishing, 2010), The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America (Walker Publishing, 2007), and The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution (Walker Publishing, 2002). A contributing editor of the three volume Encyclopedia of the American Revolution and Landmarks of the American Revolution, he is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of New York City. In addition to lecturing and leading tours and military staff rides, he has appeared in a variety of television documentaries. Watch Schecter’s C-SPAN2 BookTV presentation on George Washington’s America. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: New York Campaign.
Eric H. Schnitzer
Eric H. Schnitzer, park ranger/historian at Saratoga National Historical Park, has dedicated his life’s study to the organization, personnel, and material culture of the British and American armed forces of the Revolution, especially as it relates to the Northern Campaign of 1777. He has written articles for journals such as The Hessians and created illustrations for books such as Philadelphia 1777 and Wenches, Wives, and Servant Girls. He and his wife, Jenna, are members of the re-created British 62nd Regiment and live in an eighteenth-century house in the White Creek Historic District near Bennington Battlefield, New York, where they spend much of their time sewing reproduction eighteenth-century garments. Watch Schnitzer’s talk about Benedict Arnold’s involvement at Saratoga. Reporting the Revolutionary War section: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga, Battle of Saratoga, Women and Children on the War Front.
William P. Tatum III
William P. Tatum III is the director of programs and research at the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Hudson Highlands, previously worked at the David Library of the American Revolution, and is an advanced PhD candidate at Brown University. His work focuses on the eighteenth-century British army in its imperial context, as well as larger issues of social control and civil-military relations. He is the author of several articles on the British army during the era of the American Revolutionary War and is currently completing his dissertation, For the Good of the King’s Service: British Military Justice, Society, and Empire, 1715–1785. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge.
Daniel J. Tortora
Daniel J. Tortora is assistant professor of history at Colby College, where he teaches Native American and early American history. He is writing a book about the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759–61 and its influence on the American Revolution. He speaks extensively on the South during the French and Indian War era, on Native American military history, and leads battlefield tours. He is currently working on a project in Winslow, Maine, to expand Fort Halifax Park, a reconstructed 1754 blockhouse and the site of an encampment for Benedict Arnold’s Quebec campaign. Reporting the Revolutionary War sections: Native Americans Choosing Sides, Battle of Oriskany, Sullivan Expedition.