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Lecture – “Washington’s Marines: The Origins of the Corps and the American Revolution, 1775-1777”
November 4, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
On Saturday, November 4 at 1:30 PM, commemorate the Marine Corps birthday with Jason Q. Bohm (Maj. Gen. USMC) as he discusses his book on the founding and early years of the corps.
The story begins with the oppressive days that drove America into a conflict for which it was ill-prepared, when thirteen independent colonies commenced a war against the world’s most powerful military with nothing more than local militias, privateers, and other ad hoc units.
It continues with the creation of the Continental Marines and the men who led them during the parallel paths followed by the Army and Marines in the war’s opening years and the early successes and failures at Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Canada, Boston, Charleston, and more. The story concludes as Washington’s Marines join their fellow soldiers in a protracted land campaign that culminated in turning-point victories at Trenton, Assunpink Creek, and Princeton.
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. Click here to register on the DCNR website.