News & Updates

The Latest from AmRevNC

Keep checking here for the latest news about AmRevNC and significant site updates:

Recent Updates

Drawing of a horse rider calling out responding minutemen

  • 5/10/22: Major updates were made to the Peacock’s Bridge page based on new sources, including that Tarleton probably was not with the patrol in the skirmish, and Cornwallis did not cross there.
  • 4/29/22: The Battle of Wahab’s Plantation is added.
  • 4/25/22: Little-remembered details of a 1768 show of colonial force against the Regulators now appear on that page.
  • 4/6/22: The Moore’s Campsite page has been updated with a picture and map of the earthwork built in 1776, which still stands.
  • 4/5/22: Photos of the Peter Mallett House and the staircase that may have figured in its story were added to the Cross Creek page.
  • 3/24/22: More details about Martha and William Bell and their mill are now on the Bell’s Mill page.
  • 3/21/22: Though the exact site of the fight is lost, our new page on The Battle of Colson’s Mill points out the most likely location of the mill, and tells the story of the battle and Colson’s Depot.
  • 2/7/22: The Bell’s Mill page was updated with a photo of Martha Bell’s grave and instructions for reaching it in winter months.
  • 2/3/22: Our new page busts myths and nails down locations related to The Crossing of the Dan.
  • 1/30/22: The bizarre but true story of a Loyalist conspiracy is a new page: The Gourd Patch Affair.
  • 1/15/22: Details now on the Herman Husband page drawn from the colonial records suggest he was kicked out of the Provincial Assembly on flimsy charges.

News

  • 2/20/22: The Gazette-Virginian covered Founder Jim’s presentation at the Crossing of the Dan commemoration.
  • 1/18/22: Founder Jim spoke at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club meeting, providing “tantalizing hints of the stories found on the website.”
  • 12/16/21: Founder Jim will be speaking on Feb. 17 at the South Boston-Halifax County (Va.) Museum of Fine Arts & History as part of the Crossing of the Dan anniversary celebration.
  • 12/11/10/21: Jim has been invited to speak to the Chatham County Historical Association in February.
  • 10/20/21: AmRevNC has agreed to provide content for exhibits at a new N.C. National Guard museum currently in planning.
  • 10/4/21: A long article by “Founder Jim” about the site and its creation is featured in this month’s edition of the newsletter of the N.C. Sons of the American Revolution. See “New Resource for Compatriots: AmRevNC.com” on page 8.
  • 9/25/21: Jim spoke to the General Francis Nash Chapter of the N.C. Sons of the American Revolution. The chapter president reported hours later, “Your presentation was thoughtful, tailored to events close to us, and well delivered. I have already received many compliments from members.”
  • 5/30/21: AmRevNC received a glowing review from the Yankee Doodle Spies blog of prolific Revolutionary War author S.W. O’Connell.
  • 4/11/21: The website and Hannah Blair are featured on the front of the Life section of the High Point Enterprise.
  • 4/5/21: We are honored to be covered in the April edition of the newsletter of the NC Sons of the American Revolution. We especially love the comment that we aren’t “know-it-alls,” because we “enthusiastically invite” corrections!
  • 3/17/21: AmRevNC is written up in The Enterprise (Nash County) and The Wilson Times.
  • 3/11/21: AmRevNC is featured in GrepBeat.
  • 3/10/21: Added Twitter account: @AmRevNC.
  • 3/9/21: AmRevNC receives coverage on The Digital Courier.
  • 3/8/21: “New Website Guides Visitors to American Revolution Sites in N.C.” (News Release).
  • 3/5/21: Site launched! Given covid restrictions, only two people attended live in the founder’s living room, celebrating by splitting a mini-bottle of cachaça carried from Brazil 14 years earlier.