David Preston is set to give a talk on the Battles of Saratoga on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville.
The Saratoga National Historical Park funded this project using untapped resource material and a fresh look at the archival records. This more advanced study of colonial borderland and conflicts at Saratoga from 1650-1777 broaden understanding of the context of the 1777 campaign, battles, siege and surrender at Saratoga, and develop historical background information on the dominance and significance of the Schuyler family.
A result of this new research will be for enhanced interpretation of the Schuyler Estate and family, and also increased understanding of the Revolutionary War events the park interprets.
David Preston is an award-winning historian of American military history with a special interest in how war and peace among the French, British, and Indian peoples eighteenth century America shaped the modern world. He went on to earn his doctorate in American history at The College of William & Mary, and is currently Professor of History at The Citadel, where he teaches cadets and officer candidates about U.S. military history and early American history.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Saratoga Town Hall is located at 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville. For more information about this or other events, call the Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985 or click here.
Photo of Saratoga Battlefield and Hudson River provided by Saratoga National Historical Park.