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November 2022

Lecture – The Other 1776: Reform and French Military Dress in the Late Ancien Regime

November 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Following its catastrophic defeat in the Seven Years’ War, the French military undertook a comprehensive series of reforms affecting everything from warship design to soldiers' uniforms, which dramatically altered the army’s appearance. This uniform provided unheard-of amenities for French soldiers but was widely disliked and quickly replaced. The fallout surrounding the 1776 uniform reflects the most consequential moment of the eighteenth century for the material culture of the French military. Far from being an emblem of a staid or conservative…

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Lunch Bite – A Series of 1778 Prints Satirizing the Carlisle Peace Commission

November 18, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Join Research Services Librarian Rachel Nellis for a presentation on the art of satire and Matthew and Mary Darly, the English husband and wife print shop owners and caricaturists. This Lunch Bite will explore the Darly’s careers and focus on their series of four 1778 prints satirizing the British Carlisle Peace Commission—a failed attempt to negotiate a peace with Congress. This presentation will be held in our research library and last approximately 30 minutes. Registration is requested. To attend the…

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December 2022

Dinner and Lecture – The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry

December 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
1881 Event Hall, 805 Spartan Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301 United States
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Please note: This event was originally scheduled for September 30, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal elites and backcountry settlers who did not enjoy accurate representation in the assemblies meant a complex political and social milieu throughout the turbulent time. While examining the political, social and military history of the southern backcountry,…

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Battlefield Tour – The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

December 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1881 Event Hall, 805 Spartan Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301 United States
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Please note: This event was originally scheduled for October 1, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Join us in Spartanburg, S.C., to explore the battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens. This is a two-day experience that includes a buffet dinner and lecture at the 1881 Event Hall in Spartanburg, S.C., and a lecture given by Dr. Melissa Walker, professor emerita of history at Converse College, discussing the social, political, and military history of the southern backcountry that led to…

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Lecture – “As long as I have served, I have not left a battlefield in such deep sorrow”: The Archaeology of a Mass Burial Discovered at Red Bank Battlefield

December 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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For nearly a decade, Red Bank Battlefield Park, N.J., has been the focus of a series of archaeological studies investigating the Hessian attack on Fort Mercer on October 22, 1777, during the Philadelphia campaign. During a public archaeology program conducted in the summer of 2022, a mass burial space was discovered and is thought to contain remains of Hessian soldiers who lost their lives in the attack. Wade P. Catts, lead archaeologist for the study, discusses how they made the…

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