The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution are set to present, “Benedict Arnold at Saratoga: How a Newly Discovered Letter Changed History” by Eric Schnitzer, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
The event starts at 6:30 pm, with time for socializing and networking followed by the program at 7 pm. The event will be held at Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, in the Roger Bacon Building, Room 202, also known as Key Auditorium.
Learn how a seemingly innocuous letter sold at auction two years ago changed history. Park Ranger and Historian Eric Schnitzer of Saratoga National Historical Park tells the story of the letter’s discovery, its importance, and how it fits into the historiography of the past. This new document serves as the keystone to completely reshaping the understanding of Benedict Arnold, Horatio Gates, and the Second Battle of Saratoga (October 7, 1777).
Parking is free, park in Lots L, F or G.
Eric Schnitzer has worked at Saratoga National Historical Park since 1997, becoming Park Ranger-Historian in 2000. He has dedicated his life’s study to the organization, personnel, and material culture of the British, German, and American armed forces of the American War for independence, particularly as relates to the Northern Campaign of 1777. He has written articles for journals such as The Hessians, The Brigade Dispatch, and The Fort Ticonderoga Bulletin. He and his wife, Jenna, live in an 18th century house in the White Creek Historic District near Bennington Battlefield, NY, where they spend much of their time sewing reproduction 18th-century garments for living history and museum applications.
Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. There will also be a book sale, cash, check or credit card is accepted. To register, provide your names(s), telephone number in an email to email@example.com or by phone at (518) 774-5669.
Portraits of General Arnold Gates.