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VALCOUR: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty
October 8, 2021 ,4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A free virtual book talk with author and historian Jack Kelly
How did the Battle of Valcour influence the Revolutionary War? Join us for a special online book talk with historian Jack Kelly, author of the new book VALCOUR: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty. A journalist and novelist noted for his ability to bring history to life, Jack Kelly presents a story of people involved in this critical, little-known battle, including general Philip Schuyler, British officer Horatio Gates, and the now notorious Benedict Arnold. We will dive into how a group of citizen soldiers of the new nation constructed a small fleet of gunboats on Lake Champlain to confront the Royal Navy, including the Philadelphia, Royal Savage, Congress, and more.
This free virtual book talk will be held over Zoom. Advance registration is required. For accessibility requests, please contact Katharine Noiva at Katharine@lcmm.org or 802-475-2022 ext. 109.