The American Revolutionary War Round-Table of Upstate NY and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution are set to present Amateurs Talk About Tactics, but Professionals Study Logistics: Supplying the Sullivan Expedition of 1779 by Robert Mulligan, on Thursday, May 9th.
In 1779 George Washington sent a quarter of the Continental Army into the Iroquoian lands of Central New York to destroy the towns and crops, and to capture hostages to secure the good behavior of the Iroquois. Over 40 towns were destroyed, and thousands of acres of cropland laid waste before the harvest. Since no hostages were taken, the enraged Iroquois warriors were free to raid the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania. [Read more…] about Event Cancelled – Supplying the Sullivan Expedition of 1779