A Conference on the American Revolution and Tour of Yorktown Battlefield

Friday, March 23-Sunday, March 25, 2012
 Williamsburg Hospitality House in Williamsburg, VA
Registration and sign-in starts at 6pm on Friday

Our first presentation will be at 7:45 PM on Friday, March 23 with: 

Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty: “General George Washington”

Saturday’s program (includes lunch) will start at 8:30 AM with presentations by:

John Hall: “Washington’s Partisans: Early American Warfare Reconsidered”
Joshua Howard: “Into the Breach: Nathanael Greene’s 1781 South Carolina Campaign”
Mark Lender: “What Kind of Victory: Washington, the Army and Monmouth Reconsidered”
Paul Lockhart: “The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill and the First American Army”
Andrew O’Shaughnessy: “The Men Who Lost America: British Politicians and Generals”

Our panel discussion with all historians will be:

“The Turning Point of the American Revolution: When and Where?”

Saturday’s Dinner will be at 7:30 PM at the hotel

Dinner Speaker: Captain John Paul Jones: “I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight”

Our Sunday Bus Tour will leave the hotel at 8AM and return by 4 PM

Tour of Yorktown Battlefield (includes lunch) led by William Welsch.

Your Historians:

Edward G. Lengel is editor of the George Washington Papers Project at the University of Virginia. He is an award-winning author of three books on Washington including the critically acclaimed General George Washington: A Military Biography. He was a consultant to Mount Vernon’s new interpretive visitor’s center and has lectured widely on Washington and the American Revolution.

John W. Hall, a former army officer and West Point graduate, is Ambrose-Hesseltine Assistant Professor of U. S. Military History at the University of Wisconsin and the author of Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War. His essay on partisan warfare during the American Revolution will appear in a forthcoming book edited by Ed Lengel.

Joshua Howard is a military historian and co-author of two books on the Revolutionary War with Larry Babits: Fortitude and Forbearance: The North Carolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 and Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781. The latter was recently awarded the 2010 United States Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award. He is currently completing research on another book on Greene’s 1781 South Carolina campaign and the Battle of Eutaw Springs.

Mark Edward Lender, a former university administrator and professor of history, is the co-author of A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789, Citizen Soldier: The Revolutionary War Journal of Joseph Bloomfield and Drinking in America: A History. His essay on Washington at the battle of Monmouth will appear in a forthcoming book edited by Ed Lengel.

Paul Lockhart, a professor of history at Wight State University, is the author of The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington and the highly acclaimed book The Drillmaster of the Valley Forge: The Baron De Steuben and the Making of the American Army.

Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, a graduate of Oxford University, is director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. He is the author of An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean. His forthcoming book is entitled The Men Who Lost America.

William M. Welsch is a frequent speaker on the American Revolution and an experienced tour leader of Revolutionary War sites. He is a founding member and president of the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond, Virginia. His article “Washington’s Indispensable, Yet Unknown Lieutenants” appeared in American Revolution magazine.

Bruce M. Venter, president of America’s History, LLC is an experienced tour leader of the Colonial and Revolutionary War period. His article, “Behind Enemy Lines: Americans Attack Burgoyne’s Supply Line” appeared in the May/June issue of Patriots of the American Revolution magazine.

Friday Bus Tour registration fee: $95

Complete Conference Package: $225


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