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The Forgotten Victory Trail Round Table Lecture
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 13 — Morris County and/or Virtual
North Jersey American Revolution Round Table
The talk will be given by Rosemary Hilbert and John Keiser on the “Forgotten Victory Trail”
In June of 1780, with the Continental Army weak and demoralized in their Morristown encampment, the British and Hessian forces based in New York City attacked. Battles were fought in the New Jersey towns of Elizabeth, Connecticut Farms (Union), and Springfield. The New Jersey militia and a portion of the Continental Army battled to stop the advance. These crucial victories have been largely forgotten – even in the towns where they took place. Hilbert and Keiser will talk about plans to establish a trail to commemorate the “Forgotten Victories.”
Those who have not yet joined the NJARRT for the 2021-2022 season may request zoom access by sending their contact information to [email protected].
Save the date for the February 10th meeting, a talk by Prof John Siedel of Washington College on Henry Knox’s 1778-1779 Winter Cantonment at Pluckemin. In the winter of 1778-1779, Henry Knox and the Brigade of Artillery embarked on an ambitious plan to build barracks, industrial facilities, warehouses, and a military academy at the crossroads Village of Pluckemin, NJ. After the site was abandoned, it lay largely untouched until explored by archeologists 200 years later. A decade of historical research and excavations in the 1980s have been followed by a variety of interdisciplinary analyses that have given us a far fuller picture of what happened there during the American Revolution. This program will convey the results of that long-term research and illustrate the power of bringing multiple lenses to such sites.
* If, due to COVID-19 infection, plans for holding the in person meeting change, we will send an email to NJARRT current members and post a notice on our facebook page.