Patriots and Loyalists

Pages from the Journal of Elihu Ashley

A page from the journal of Elihu Ashley

The private journal of a young physician reveals just who sawed Deerfield’s newly-arrived Liberty Pole in half under cover of night.

A Loyalist Childhood: Sampler Made by Anna Stoddard, 1782

Anna Stoddard's sewing sampler.

For staunch loyalists like the Stoddard family of Northampton, the Revolution was "more like a civil war" and little Solomon Stoddard, Anna's brother was bullied daily for being "the son of a tory" as he walked to school.

Patriots and Loyalists