Announcing the 2022 Society of the Cincinnati Prize Recipient

The 2022 Society of the Cincinnati Prize honors Col. Kevin J. Weddle for his book The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021). Colonel Weddle’s deeply researched examination of the Saratoga campaign of 1777 provides a comprehensive analysis of the American and British military strategies that resulted in the American victory, which in turn captured the attention of the world and changed the course of the war.

Colonel Weddle is professor of military theory and strategy and Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A West Point graduate, he served in the U.S. Army for twenty-eight years on active duty in command and staff positions in the United States and overseas, including operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. He conducted significant research for his book in our library as the recipient of the Society of the Cincinnati Scholars’ Grant in 2007.



Upcoming Lecture - The Archaeology of a Mass Burial Discovered at Red Bank Battlefield

Join us on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. EST, for a lecture featuring historical archaeologist Wade Catts discussing his team’s recent groundbreaking discovery of a mass burial believed to contain Hessian soldiers at Red Bank Battlefield Park, N.J.



Saving Soldiers

American military physicians played as critical a role in the Revolutionary War’s outcome as that of the warriors on the front lines. Saving Soldiers: Medical Treatment in the Revolutionary War draws from the Institute’s collections of rare books, manuscripts, portraits and artifacts to examine medical practice in the Continental Army and the experiences of surgeons and their patients under the dire conditions of war.


The Mysterious Hero’s Return

Among the most curious treasures in the library of the American Revolution Institute is a monochrome aquatint with etching of a properly dressed gentleman with his left hand gripping the pommel of his sword and his right arm draped around a bare-breasted woman whose […]