The American Revolution Round Table (ARRT) of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys is a new group of history enthusiasts dedicated to the studies of the American Revolution. The ARRT’s mission is to provide an opportunity to socialize, network, and present material for those interested in the American Revolution.
The ARRT was created by historians, tour guides, and historic site and museums professionals who are enthusiasts of American Revolution history.
On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6 pm, at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, the ARRT will hold its first round table session. This first session will include a presentation titled the Battle of Fort Anne: “In Consequence of this Action Fort Anne was burnt and abandoned” (Burgoyne’s Orderly Book, Camp at Skeenesborough House, 10th July, 1777) by Matthew Zembo.
Usually overlooked as a minor skirmish on the way to Saratoga, the Battle of Fort Anne was one of the fiercest fire-fights of the American Revolution as 190 British Regulars fought off the determined attacks of over six times their number of American Continentals and Militia. Fort Anne is an example of the professionalism of the British Army and the bravery of the untried Americans in battle. Influenced by events at Fort Anne and Hubbardton, Burgoyne would make the fatal decision to halt his offensive and consolidate his army for the final push to Albany.
Matthew Zembo is an Associate Professor of History and Military History at Hudson Valley Community College and currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. His working dissertation title is War From the Side of Canada: British Military Operations on the Northern Frontier, 1775-1783.
There are no fees and no membership requirements to participate in the American Revolution Round Table of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 774-5669.