Ghosts of the Revolutionary War

Overview

The Revolutionary War has sparked legends, ghost stories, and tales of haunted battlefields. Explore the ghostly side of the fight for American independence with stories collected for the first time in one volume, from all thirteen of the original American colonies that rebelled against England.

Find out how a group of boy scouts got more than they bargained for after camping at the haunted Spy House in New Jersey. Cross paths with the Headless Horseman of Paoli and pray that ...

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Overview

The Revolutionary War has sparked legends, ghost stories, and tales of haunted battlefields. Explore the ghostly side of the fight for American independence with stories collected for the first time in one volume, from all thirteen of the original American colonies that rebelled against England.

Find out how a group of boy scouts got more than they bargained for after camping at the haunted Spy House in New Jersey. Cross paths with the Headless Horseman of Paoli and pray that you don't gaze into his guilty eyes. Travel to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where George Washington had his lowest moment in the war and was visited by an angel that may have changed the course of history. Ride with General "Mad Anthony" Wayne on his annual quest to retrieve his missing bones.

These stories and more are why you'll want to get caught up in the Spirits of76'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764334948
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher E. Wolf has always had an interest in the paranormal. He was once a member of the now disbanded Pennsylvania Ghost Hunters Society and has spent time investigating haunted locations all over the country. This is his second paranormal book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Section 1 Hauntings in the New England Galaries 12

Chapter 1 The Province of New Hampshire 14

General Jonathan Moulton - Marriage Problems and the Devil 16

Haunts of the Indian Shutters Restaurant 20

Chapter 2 The Massachusetts Bay Colony and Maine 22

The Ghostly Prophet of Hilton Neck 23

The Witch's Curse 26

The Unlucky Lovers of The Session House 31

Is Paul Revere Haunting His Old Workshop? 33

Chapter 3 The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 35

The Spirits of the Nathanael Greene Homestead 35

Chapter 4 Connecticut Colony 38

The Haunting of Hale Homestead 38

The Ghostly Lovers and Other Spirits of the Daniel Benton Homestead 40

Paranormal Profile: "Mad Anthony" Wayne Gets Around in the Afterlife 42

Section 2 Ghostly Manifestations of the Middle Galaries 52

Chapter 5 The Province of New York and Vermont 54

The "Real" Headless Horseman and Other Spirits of the Old Dutch Burying Ground 55

The Restless Spirits of Raynham Hall 64

Chapter 6 The Province of New Jersey 67

The Spirits of the Spy House Museum 68

Ringwood Manor 74

Chapter 7 The Province of Pennsylvania 78

The Headless Horseman of.Paoli? 78

Sandy Flash: The Ghostly Rogue of Kennett Square 83

The Battle of Brandywine 86

Chapter 8 The Delaware Colony 89

The Wine-sipping Spectre ofWoodburn 90

The Werefox of Brandywine Creek 92

The Ghostwriter of Dickinson Mansion 94

Cooche's Bridge 97

Paranormal Profile: The Immortal George Washington 99

Section 3 Spirits of the Southern Colonies 120

Chapter 9 The Province of Maryland 122

The Apparitions of Annapolis 122

The Library Ghost of the James Brice House 123

The Ghost in the Window 125

The Middleton Tavern 128

The Manifestations of Montpelier Mansion 130

Chapter 10 The Colony and Dominion of Virginia, Kentucky, and W. Virginia 134

Williamsburg, Virginia 135

The Tragic Case of Lady Ann Skipwith 136

Haunts in Yorktown 138

Chapter 11 The Province of North Carolina 140

Hammock House's Bloody Stairs 141

The Haunted House in the Horseshoe 142

Chapter 12 The Province of South Carolina 143

The Black Dog of Blackstock Battlefield 143

The Ghost of Georgetown 147

Wedgefield Plantation 147

Chapter 13 The Province of Georgia 150

The Thirteen Ghosts of Mackay's Trading House 150

Ghost Tours 152

Bibliography 154

Places Index 157

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