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Articles by Robert Ranstadler:

This Month in Revolutionary War History: Heated Battles Lead to Global Conflict

Although looked upon as an exclusively American conflict, the Revolutionary War was a struggle for global dominance; one that was both overtly and indirectly waged…

Revolutionary War Tech: The Ferguson Rifle

Within the context of the use of small arms in linear warfare, the American Revolutionary War was a conflict dominated by the musket. Smoothbore muzzleloaders…

Slavic Siegecraft in the South: Col. Tadeusz Kościuszko at Saratoga and Ninety-Six

Siegecraft, or the art and science of surrounding and isolating enemy forces within a town or fortress, was an important element of eighteenth-century conflict and…

Sowing the Seeds of Secession: The Southern Theater of the Revolutionary War

Mainstream history and conventional accounts of the Revolutionary War recall America’s battle for independence as a conflict predicated upon a popular uprising in North America.…

This Month in Revolutionary War History: Moribund May & the Decline of British Power in the North America

When looking back at the Revolutionary War, many people immediately jump to two conclusions. First, is the popular misconception that the war was exclusively an…