Undergrad I went to the Univeristy of Delaware with a major in history and a minor in anthroplogy. During my time there I worked some local archaeology and some in the Palo Altos in N.M, or on second thought they were the Jemez.Piney Boy,
Where did you go to school? What was your major?
Oh I was just trying to mix up the topic matter some. Methinks your not a fan of Mr. Stewart. As we've talked, I understand you reasoning, but aside the one area we discussed I think his knowledge on SoJo material is sound. While its obvious the NJ War guide isn't an historical attempt it is a great site finder. Also, gotta say I love the Plumb Martin work, although the title leaves something to be desired, its a great look at the war from the ground up.Folks:
Last night I sent a private message to Furball and indicated a single, siccinct source for him to examine that includes the most important map of the campaign. I hesitated to post it to the entire list because of I was not sure all would be interested. However, since Piney Boy listed a few sources--some better than others--
Wow my friend, that list of names you through out has me smiling from ear to ear. I can't tell you the amount of times I've been in some little historical library reading "lectures" on record from men like Sickler and Ewan.Piney Boy:
He was a trailblazer for those of us who maintain a high level of interest in local history. He and his contemporary compatriots--including such luminaries as Alfred Heston, Charles Boyer, Nathaniel Ewan, Joseph Sickler, Harry Marvin, and Frank Andrews--identified and documented many of the sources we continue to use today, although we possess the ability to reinterpret those sources using additional source material that has since come to light. These men were responsible for salvaging much of our oral traditions and documentary records from oblivion. They essentially formed a bridge between the past and the present!
Piney Boy:While not gaining anywhere near the celebrity of the battles in the North, South Jersey indeed had its share of Rev. War moments. Skirmishes and battles were fought in Camden, Assanpink, Egg Harbor, Mt. Holly, Gloucester, and a list of others. I think its important for professionals in this field to help others see the important role SJ played in the war for Independence, because if we dont no one else will, and the tide of urbanization will slowly erase the pictures we have left.