A Noble Defense Presented by James R. Mc Intyer

Date: July 18, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: This is an online Zoom Event
Organizer: Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park
Phone: 518-774-5669
Fort Plain Museum

The Hessian Repulse at Red Bank October 22, 1777

Monday, July 18, 2022

This is a free Zoom Event and Registration is Required.

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Most histories of the 1777 campaign in the Philadelphia are dwell on the great clashes at Brandywine and Germantown. In doing so they focus on a series of American defeats. Often neglected in the narratives of the overall campaign is the Hessian repulse at Red Bank, New Jersey—Fort Mercer.

At this small post, a determined group of Rhode Islanders under the command of Colonel Christopher Greene turned back an assault by a Hessian column some 1,200 strong under Colonel Count Carl Emil von Donop. While often overlooked in the pages of subsequent histories, this presentation will argue that, for contemporaries the success at Red Bank was on par with the British surrender at Saratoga.

About the Presenter

Jim Mc Intyre received his Bachelors degree in History from Temple University in 1996 and his Masters from the University of Illinois in 1999. His main interest is the American War of Independence, on which he has written numerous articles and papers. He is the author of The Development of the British Light Infantry, Continental and North American Influences 1740-1765 and Johann Ewald: Jäger Commander, and 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.

This event is made possible through an Anonymous Donor - Thank you all for your support!

Revolutionary War Bus Trip

Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia & Northern New Jersey Revolutionary War Battle and Historic Sites
Organizer: Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park
Phone: 518-774-5669
Fort Plain Museum

Museum of the American Revolution & Southwestern New Jersey Revolutionary War Battlefield and Historic Sites

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Stop 1 - Museum of the American Revolution - Featuring the Exhibit - Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War Exhibit - To Order a Copy of Liberty, Please Click Here

For Stops 2 and 3, Historian and Author Garry Wheeler Stone will be guiding and speaking to the group about what took place at each stop. Garry has a book titled, The Battle of Gloucester, 1777 - Due out in May - To Preorder a Copy, Please Click Here

Stop 2 - The Red Bank Battlefield Park & the Site of Fort Mercer

• James and Ann Whitall House

• Battle of Red Bank Monument 

• Hugh Mercer Memorial Wall

Stop 3 - Indian King Tavern

• Lafayette and the Battle of Gloucester

For Stops 4 and 5, Historian Adam Zielinski will join the tour and speak about what happened at these historic sites.

Stop 4 - Mount Holly 

• Battle of Iron Works Hill Site    

• St. Andrews Cemetery 

• Stephen Girard House 

• Friends Meeting House 

• Three Tuns Tavern

Stop 5 - Petticoat Road Bridge Skirmish Site

Registration: $99 Per Person

To Register Online: Please Click Here (Scroll Down to Next Events and Select "Get Tickets" Under the Revolutionary War Bus Trip)

To Register by Mail: Please email info@fortplainmuseum.org with Name, Email, Phone Number and Pick-up Location (Amsterdam, Albany or Hudson Valley). Then Please send a check for $99 made out to The Fort Plain Museum - ATN: Bus Trip - P.O. Box 324 - Fort Plain, NY 13339

Ticket Price includes round trip, lunch, and site fees, speakers, tours and materials. 

There will be a pick-up in Amsterdam, Albany, the Hudson Valley and NJ.

Thank you, your ticket purchase supports the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, a 501(c)3 - Non-Profit Organization.