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NJARRT March Meeting – Christian McBurney on Gen. Charles Lee
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Major General Charles Lee, a former British Army officer was George Washington’s second in command at the start of the Revolutionary War. He was kidnapped in Basking Ridge in December of 1776 and spent a year as a British prisoner. Following his release, he was given the major command at the Battle of Monmouth where he retreated in the face of the British army and was subsequently court martialed and suspended from the Continental army.
Christian McBurney, author of five books on the American Revolutionary War, examines Lee’s conduct as a British captive and his battlefield performance as an American general in his new book, Washington’s Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court Martial of Charles Lee. He will speak on the topic at the March meeting of the NJARRT at Morristown NHP at 7:00pm.