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Robert C. Bray
Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL 61701-1773)

Editing and Annotating the Revolutionary War Diary of Jeremiah Greenman

To do research in order to edit the Revolutionary War Diary of Jeremiah Greenman using the Greenman Diary, a hitherto unknown eyewitness account of the Revolution. It covers almost the entire period of the war and is valuable not only as a corroborative document in military history, but also because it is the literary record of a common American who literally grew up with his country. To finish the research for a major article on the defense of the Delaware River Forts, October-November, 1777. Two months is not long enough to do the entire research. Work on the Diary will consist of synthesizing a literary form and the history of which it speaks. Discovery of this Diary is especially -welcome in view of the upcoming Bicentennial.

Project fields:
American Literature; U.S. History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 9/30/1975