The Prelude to Monmouth: From Valley Forge to Monmouth, From Colonial Rebellion to European War

The Prelude to Monmouth: From Valley Forge to Monmouth, From Colonial Rebellion to European War
Ricardo A. Herrera
U.S. Army War College
September 15, 2023

For this special lecture, Dr. Ricardo Herrera of the U.S. Army War College explores the events that led to the Battle of Monmouth, along with the subsequent global nature of the American Revolution and its impact on British strategy for the remainder of the conflict. This lecture was part of our larger two-day battlefield tour program exploring the Battle of Monmouth, on September 15-16, 2023.


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About the Speaker

An award-winning historian, Dr. Ricardo A. Herrera is a visiting professor for the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. Before joining the U.S. Army War College, he was a professor of military history at the School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College, and spent six years teaching, leading, and designing staff rides at the Combat Studies Institute at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth. From 2002 through 2006, he was an assistant professor of history at Mount Union College, while serving as director of honors from 2005 through 2006. He has been awarded several research fellowships, including a visiting fellowship at Maynooth University Arts & Humanities Institute of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth; a residential research fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon; a residential research fellowship at the David Library of the American Revolution; a research fellowship at the Society for the History of the Early American Republic; and a Society of the Cincinnati scholars’ grant. He is the author of Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778 (University of North Carolina Press, 2021), For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861 (New York University Press, 2015), and several articles and chapters on U.S. military history.