Morris County – Morristown – THE BATTLE OF HUDBBARDTON
by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 05/06/15
Thursday, May 14 – Morris County
NORTH JERSEY AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE — 7:14 p.m. at Washington’s Headquarters Museum Great Hall, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. There is no admission fee – guests are welcome and are encouraged to attend. . Teachers and students are especially welcome.
SPEAKER and PROGRAM: Dr. Bruce Venter: THE BATTLE OF HUDBBARDTON
THE REAR GUARD ACTION THAT SAVED AMERICA
The battle of Hubbardton was perhaps the loss that saved the war for the patriots. British and German troops ran into stubborn rebel resistance at Hubbardton, Vermont, on July 7, 1777. After easily capturing Fort Ticonderoga, Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne pursued a retreating Continental army under Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair. In the fields and hills around Hubbardton, a tenacious American rear guard of about 1,200 derailed the British general’s plan for a quick march to Albany. The British won a tactical victory, but they suffered precious losses. Patriots, under Col. Seth Warner, left the British and Germans bloodied, if victorious. Burgoyne and his weakened force ultimately surrendered at Saratoga on October 17, 1777, paving the way for a French alliance which ensured American independence
Bio: Dr. Bruce M. Venter is president of America’s History, LLC, a tour and conference company where he leads Revolutionary War tours. This company is best known for its highly successful annual conference on the American Revolution. Bruce is also 1st vice president of the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond and former 1st vice president of the Goochland County Historical Society. He frequently lectures on the Revolutionary War, including at Fort Ticonderoga’s American Revolution Seminar. He is also known for his character portrayals of General John Burgoyne and Charles Earl Cornwallis. Venter has published articles in Patriots of the American Revolution, Blue and Gray, Civil War, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine and the Washington Times. His forthcoming book, Kill Jeff Davis: Union Raid on Richmond will be published by the University of Oklahoma Press this fall.
Venter holds a B.A. in history from Manhattan College, and a doctorate in educational administration from the University at Albany. He lives in Goochland County, Virginia with his wife, Lynne and their beagle, “Sally Seddon.”
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Venter, Bruce M. [MC????]
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I believe that Bruce is a member of the Class of 1972.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Venter, Bruce M. [MC1972]
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