Washington’s Middlebrook Cantonment  (November  1778-June 1779) 240th Anniversary Symposium SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

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Washington’s Middlebrook Cantonment  (November  1778-June 1779)

240th Anniversary Symposium

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Bridgewater Municipal Courtroom
100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(near where the encampment took place)
Reservations required; $25
To register, go to www.htanj.org and
click on “See What’s Happening.” 

Topics include:

 The Importance of the Watchung Mountains to the Continental Army, Mark Di Ionno, author and journalist
 Lessons Learned from Previous Encampments, Steven Elliott, winner of the 1017 Middlebrook research competition
 Baron Von Steuben’s ceremonial review of the troops in honor of Washington and the French minister, M. Girard.
 Somerset County’s Middlebrook Resources, Thomas D’Amico, Somerset County Planner and reenactor
 Washington’s Indian policy and campaigns, Prof. Frank J. Esposito, Distinguished Professor of History and Education, Kean University
 The Beacon System: His Excellency George Washington (Sam Davis) and Alexander Hamilton (David Lang)
 The First Military/Artillery Academy, John Seidel, archeologist, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland
 
 After the symposium, the Crossroads of the American Revolution and the Heritage Trail will host Revolutionary Spirit Night with the Somerset Patriots baseball team. Reenactors, General Washington, games, historical society booths, and more fun! Stay overnight in the area and enjoy both events. TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
 
This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County
Cultural & Heritage Commission. Matching funds have been provided by the Heritage Trail Association.

 

Posted on behalf ot the Heritage Trail Association by Karen Reeds, Princeton Research Forum. (I went to an earlier Middlebrook Cantonment Symposium and was struck by the high quality of the papers.)