Benjamin Lincoln was a stout, middle-aged Massachusetts farmer when the Revolutionary War began. Little known beyond the town of Hingham, he became one of the Continental Army’s most effective generals. George Washington admired Lincoln, and chose him to receive the British surrender at Yorktown—a moment immortalized by John Trumbull. Quietly determined and equally courageous, Benjamin Lincoln met challenges that would have broken lesser men. With determination to match, the Hingham Historical Society is committed to acquiring Lincoln’s home and opening it to the public, and has launched a series of events to commemorate the occasion.