Thursday, January 27, 2011
My cousin, the history blogger Greenman Tim, has written a nice post about our revised understanding of the Battle of Princeton, a decisive victory for the good guys in the American Revolution. The different understanding of the war comes from a careful reading of pension applications, which soldiers wrote years after the fact to verify that they had been in the battle and were therefore entitled to the benefits (more on that subject here).
If, of course, you are neither interested in military history or a Princetonian, feel free to move right along.
Thank you for this fascinating link! I stopped getting the Princeton Packet, because of their near constant calls for higher state taxes and blind, oft-stated support for public employee unions, so I did not see the article your cousin references.