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Date:
January 14, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
Address:
307 High St.
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Cost:
$5 fee for non-members
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Renegade Revolutionary: General Charles Lee

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Program presented by author Philip Papas. The presentation will offer a vivid portrait of one of the most complex and controversial of the American revolutionaries. Lee’s erratic behavior, his capture and more than one year imprisonment by the British, and his court martial after the battle of Monmouth in 1778 have cemented his place in the history of the American Revolution. Few American revolutionaries shared his radical political outlook, his cross-cultural experiences, his cosmopolitanism, and his confidence that the American Revolution could be won primarily by the militia rather than a centralized regular army. By studying Lee’s life, his political and military ideas, and his style of leadership, we gain new insights into the way the American revolutionaries fought and won their independence from Britain. The presentation is sponsored by the American Revolution Roundtable of South Jersey. There is a $5 fee for non-members. Registration is requested.