Historic Site Presents Lecture on Joseph Elder on Aug. 15

Headstone of Joseph Elder, in a photo taken circa 1944.

The headstone of Joseph Elder, in a photo taken circa 1944.

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site presents “A Walk Through the War of the Revolution: Go he must or be called a Tory,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.

The lecture will focus on Joseph Elder, a young man who served during the American Revolution as a minuteman, militiaman, and soldier in the New York line and the levies. He was present at the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery on Oct. 6, 1777. This presentation by his descendant, Scott Elder, will detail Joseph Elder’s wartime experiences and bring us face to face with this patriot.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Thursday Night Speaker Series, seating is by reservation only and is limited to the first 50. Reserve seats by calling 845-446-2134. Please leave your name, phone number and number of people in your party. The series is sponsored by the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site is located at 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery.

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