The American Revolution Round Table (ARRT) of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys will present Redcoats, Hessians, and Americans fought in the 1777 Battles of Saratoga on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, at the Schuylerville Town Hall, 12 Spring St. (corner of Route 29 & 4, the old High School), Schuylerville.
This is the second session held by the ARRT where time will be allocated to networking, socializing and to discuss prior topics.
Redcoats, Hessians, and Americans fought in the 1777 Battles of Saratoga. Perhaps surprisingly, nearly 400 of those Redcoats, Hessians, and Americans were African American. In an age when the color of one’s skin could legally allow discrimination or enslavement, hundreds of black men and boys volunteered – or were forced to fight – on either side at Saratoga, the “Battle of the Millennium.”
Eric Schnitzer, Park Ranger/Historian at Saratoga National Historical Park, studies the organization, personnel, and material culture of the British and American armed forces of the Northern Campaign of 1777 and has researched, written, and drawn on the subject extensively. He and his wife, Jenna, live in an 18th-century house in the White Creek Historic District near Bennington Battlefield, NY.
There are no fees and no membership requirements, donations are appreciated to cover related costs. For further information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 774-5669.
Illustration: American Revolution Patriot Agrippa Hull, provided.