Greetings. I am a member over on Civil War Talk of the same user name. Thought to myself, wonder if there is a similar forum about the American Revolution and found this site.
I currently reside in Wyoming with family roots in the Midwest and before that New England. An engineer by day I have an interest in history. I hope to learn more about the Revolution here and expand my knowledge which is admittedly stronger for the American West and the Civil War.
Welcome to the forum, very glad you found us. One of my original interests in American history was Civil War. After many years of fascination with that period, I found myself living in Philadelphia which led to the irresistible pursuit of learning in the American Revolution. Once one has the history bug it’s tough to get rid of it 🙂
It’s great you have New England family ties, would be exciting if any date back to colonial times. One topic I often think about is the similarities/differences between the American Revolution and the Civil War – scale, impacts, technology, personalities, opponents, outcomes – each had a profound impact on the shape of America today, yet through very different times.
I am always learning, myself, and eager to explore even more.
Hi Hudson! Indeed, Civil War Talk is quite a thorough and well-managed forum – I’ve spent many-a-night reading about the intricacies of uniforms, speculations of differing battle outcomes, and just good ‘ole thoughts and commentary from folks. Glad you found us here, thanks for stopping by.
There is a new Museum of the American Revolution here in Philadelphia that recently opened, I’ll have to visit soon and maybe able to share some photos and a bit of a story here on the forum.