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Lecture – “Surviving The Winters”
May 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
On Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 PM, join author Steven Elliott as he discusses his book Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution.
Washington’s troops spent only a few days a year in combat. The rest of the time, especially in the winter months, they were engaged in a different sort of battle—against the elements, unfriendly terrain, disease, and hunger. Victory in that more sustained struggle depended on a mastery of camp construction, logistics, and health and hygiene—the components that Elliott considers in his environmental, administrative, and operational investigation of the winter encampments at Middlebrook, Morristown, West Point, New Windsor, and Valley Forge. Documenting the growth of Washington and his subordinates as military administrators, Surviving the Winters offers a telling new perspective on the commander’s generalship during the Revolutionary War.
This event will be held in-person in the Visitor Center. It will also be live-streamed on Zoom. Log-in information will be sent following registration. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance. To register, please visit the DCNR website.