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A Most Gallant Resistance: The Delaware River Campaign 1777 (Virtual)

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

About this talk: From October 5th through November 17, 1777 a fierce struggle for the control of the Delaware River dominated the thinking of British commanders General William Howe and his brother Admiral Sir Richard. Likewise, it became the main focus of George Washington, the Continental Congress and the Pennsylvania State government. The contest absorbed massive resources and generated as many casualties as the campaign to take Philadelphia, yet this contest for control of the river is rarely mentioned in most histories of the War of Independence. Historian Jim McIntyre will explain why this is the case as well as provide an overview of the contest for control of the Delaware River.

About the Speaker: Jim McIntyre received his Bachelors degree in History from Temple University in 1996 and his Masters from the University of Illinois in 1999. His main interests are the American War of Independence and the Seven Years War, on which he has written numerous articles and papers. His books include: The Development of the British Light Infantry, Continental and North American Influences 1740-1765Johann Ewald: Jäger CommanderA Most Gallant Resistance: The Delaware River Campaign, September-November 1777 and most recently Light Troops in the Seven Years War: Irregular Warfare in Europe and North America, 1755-1763. He is translator/editor of Johann Ewald, Thoughts of a Hessian Officer on What has to be done During a Tour with a Detachment in the Field. He teaches History at Moraine Valley Community College near Chicago, Illinois and serves as a Fleet Professor in the United States Naval War College’s College of Distance Education, Strategy and War Department and in the Naval Command and Staff online program. In addition, he is the editor of the Journal of the Seven Years War Association.

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Admission: Pay as You Wish! Your donation is greatly appreciated. All proceeds benefit the development of future programming and the preservation of the History Center and its collections. The History Center is home to over 750,000 manuscripts, 100,000 photographs, and 70,000 artifacts. Your donation helps us to preserve and share those resources.

Presentation is via Zoom, and will be recorded and available for 7 days for all registered participants. We will email out a Zoom link the day of the presentation, and email a link to the recording within 24 hours. Note: the Zoom link emailed out the day of the presentation only takes you to the live presentation; the link emailed out the day after will contain the recorded version.

This program is made possible with support from The Haverford Trust Company.