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Picturing Washington's Army: Verplanck’s Point

Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s watercolor of the encampment at Verplanck’s Point (August-October 1782) depicts the Continental Army at its professional best. Wooden bowers, or shades made of tree branches, decorated the long line of soldiers’ tents. Washington’s marquee tent stood on a hill where it “towered, predominant” over the camp, as one eyewitness put it.

For a month, the Continental troops at Verplanck’s Point gathered firewood for the coming winter and drilled for the next campaign. On September 22, the Continental Army demonstrated their fighting readiness for French forces marching from Virginia through the Hudson Highlands. One astonished French officer admired the transformation of an army that had “formerly had no other uniform than a cap, on which was written Liberty.” 

Image: Museum of the American Revolution, Gift of the Landenberger Family Foundation

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The Davenport Letters: April 14, 1783

The last letter in Davenport’s collection is dated April 14, 1783, shortly before the Continental Army began to discharge soldiers. It gives us a glimpse at how quickly letters could travel in this period, often because they were carried by individual travelers. His brother wrote a letter on March 28 that James Davenport received on April 7, and it apparently included a reprimand from his father, almost certainly for the language in James’s candid letter of March 25 (suggesting that that letter had made it to Dorchester in just three days). The reprimand didn’t prevent James from making more references to the Molls at home in this next letter, of course.

James Davenport ends this letter fittingly: “Liberty Peace and Independence forever.” He returned home in 1783 and married Esther Mellish in 1784. They had eleven children and James Davenport died forty years later, remembered as a devout Christian and Master Mason, at age 64. His descendants carefully preserved mementoes of his service, including the letters transcribed here as well as his noncommissioned officer’s sword from his service under the Marquis de Lafayette and the various objects highlighted elsewhere here. According to a family story, Esther Mellish used the red wool from a British coat that James Davenport brought home to make a small pair of baby booties for their new child. Carefully preserved by later generations, these booties allow us to imagine how the first generation of American revolutionaries beat swords into ploughshares and began their lives in the new United States. 

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Cost of Revolution

Learn about the story of Richard Mansergh St. George, an Irish officer in the British Army, and his experience during the Revolutionary era.
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Picturing Washington's Army

Explore rare paintings of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, including the only known wartime, eyewitness image of George Washington's tent.
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Liberty Exhibit Painting Index

This index of paintings will assist in navigating to specific paintings in the virtual tour of Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
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Liberty Virtual Tour at Battles Of 1776 Stop

New 360-Degree Virtual Tour of Special Exhibit “Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War” Now Available

With a newly launched virtual tour, people from across the globe can now experience a 360-degree walkthrough of the Museum of the American Revolution’s current special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
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Free Virtual Conversation to Explore “The Revolutionary Promise of Citizenship,” Oct. 14

Episode is Part of the Museum’s AmRev360 Web Series Free Virtual Spanish-Language Tour During Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 15
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Visitors of the Museum of the American Revolution in the Liberty Tree gallery which features a Liberty Tree
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360-Degree Virtual Tours

Explore the compelling stories and complex events of the American Revolution through 360-degree high-resolution panoramic images and much more with our Virtual Museum Tour and Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters.
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Washington's Field Headquarters featuring the Sleeping Marque tent and a soldier guarding it

Museum's Virtual Tour of George Washington’s Field Headquarters Named a Webby Award Nominee

The Museum of the American Revolution’s Virtual Tour of Washington’s Field Headquarters has been named a Nominee by the 27th Annual Webby Awards.
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A painting hangs above a display case of corresponding artifacts in the Liberty exhibit.

A Women’s War: Teaching the Role of Women in the Revolutionary War

March 30, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free virtual workshop, educators will discover how to use the Museum’s new virtual tour of Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War to explore women's roles and experiences in the Revolutionary War.
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