When I first began to think about writing a book on the experiences of Isaac Frye and his family during the American Revolution, I felt naked in spite of wearing my twenty-first century clothes. A great deal about life in the eighteenth century was different. Since then I've sent quite a few days in these…

Philip Schuyler: Crisis Manager

As I researched how Sullivan's Brigade made its way north from Albany to Fort Ticonderoga in the late spring of 1776, I came across a remarkable document. It was a project plan...

Mapping the Path Taken 240 Years Ago

When I started researching Isaac Frye, I had the easy-to-say idea of tracing his path on a map as he made his way through the American Revolution. So, how can you really¬†know where someone walked, slept, or rode two hundred and forty years ago? ¬† In truth, most of the time you cannot. As I…

Using GIS to Research Isaac Frye

When I started learning about Isaac Frye, one my earliest goals was to put a pencil on the map, so to speak, and trace where he went during the American Revolution. Geographic Information Systems software, commonly called GIS, turned out to be the perfect solution.