First, it is good to be back to writing after a very busy few weeks at work. While I was away, I realized the calendars from The War has Begun and the current year have aligned, so I have made it my goal to keep this blog in step with the book’s calendar. Thus, Chapter 6, A Lesson in Patience, which featured an unexpected addition to the 3rd Regiment’s staff, in the person of James McGregore. McGregore arrived in the American Army’s camp shortly after the Battle of Breed’s Hill, and shortly thereafter obtained a letter from the provincial congress appointing him as the adjutant of Colonel James Reed’s 3rd NH Regiment. Read more
The Americans and British around and in Boston in the last weeks of June and early July of 1775 needed some time to take stock, bury the dead, heal the wounded, and determine what to do next. During the aftermath of the Battle of Breeds Hill, there was no other place on Earth where sorrow and grief was greater.
Add a healthy layer of frustration: the Americans were critically short of gunpowder, and the British learned they could not just punch through. In fact, the British knew they were outnumbered and learned the Americans had the upper hand in the Siege of Boston.
For the next few weeks I will be taking some time away from the blog while putting my efforts toward my day job. The busiest time of year is at hand, and there is no escaping it.
However, I will endeavor to re-post some blog postings that I see and like here during these next weeks.