Tag: Lunch Bite

Lunch Bite – The Patriot’s Monitor

Director of Education Stacia Smith discusses The Patriot’s Monitor, an early American primer published in 1810. This textbook contains content “Designed to Impress and Perpetuate the First Principles of the Revolution on the Minds of Youth; Together with Some Pieces Important and Interesting Adapted for the Use of Schools.” This Lunch Bite will explore the […]

Lunch Bite – Nathanael Greene’s pistols

Slug: Mount Vernon Date: 12 / 2008 Photographer: Mark Finkenstaedt Location: Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Caption: GW Generals © 2008 Mount Vernon/Mark Finkenstaedt. All Rights Reserved.

Join Historical Programs Manager Andrew Outten for a presentation on a pair of holster pistols that was owned by Gen. Nathanael Greene and given to his aide-de-camp, Nathaniel Pendleton, who served under Greene during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. The brass box-lock pistols were made about 1782 by William Grice and Charles Freeth […]

Virtual Lunch Bite – A German Military Jaeger Rifle

Join Historical Programs Manager Andrew Outten for a discussion of a German military jaeger rifle. The soldiers who comprised the German auxiliary forces that supported Great Britain during the Revolutionary War were a formidable foe. They were well trained and highly disciplined. Among these German auxiliaries were specialized corps of light infantry soldiers known as […]

Virtual Lunch Bite – Portrait of General Sir William Green

Join Museum Collections and Operations Manager Paul Newman as he discusses a portrait of General Sir William Green, Baronet (1725-1811), by George Carter (1737-1794), ca 1784. As the chief engineer for Gibraltar prior to and during the Franco-Spanish siege of the British territory, it was Green who designed, lobbied for and oversaw the construction of […]