July 31, 2017

In the past, we at Untapped History have discussed the various activities of “patriots” that hailed from Newburyport.  But what about the Loyalists from that town?  A quick review of the historical work The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions and Cla...

July 17, 2017

Along Newburyport's waterfront is a historical marker which highlights the role that Tracy’s Wharf played in the American Revolution.  The wharf was originally built by Richard Dole in 1678 and was acquired by Patrick Tracey in 1757.  

Mr. Tracy was born in Wexford...

July 10, 2017

When war with England appeared inevitable, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress looked to the colony’s militia to serve as its military arm.  The origins of the Massachusetts militia can be traced back to the reign of Edward I, when Parliament enacted legislation decr...

July 3, 2017

Two days after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, widespread panic set in among the residents of several North Shore Massachusetts towns. Known as the "Ipswich Fright", this psychological phenomenon led to the mass abandonment of homes and the evacuation of Essex Co...

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