Fort Montgomery Historic Site Hosts Sept. 4 Lecture

Troops of the recreated Light Company, 22nd Regiment of Foot in action at Brandywine Battlefield, 2014

Troops of the recreated Light Company, 22nd Regiment of Foot in action at Brandywine Battlefield, 2014

The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site will present a lecture, “60 Men at Yorktown: The Light Infantry Company of the 22nd Regiment of Foot,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4.

During the American Revolution, the British light infantry was at the forefront of every major campaign from the first shots at Lexington through the surrender at Yorktown. Composed of elite soldiers from each British regiment, the light infantry marched fast and fought hard in sparse, arduous conditions. Researcher Don N. Hagist will look at the light infantry company of one British regiment and discuss some of the individual men who served in it, from their background before joining the Army through their fate after leaving it.

Seating is by reservation only and limited to the first 50. Reserve by calling 845-446-2134. Leave your name, phone number and number of people in your party.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site is located a few short minutes from the Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle at 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery. Visit nysparks.com.

Photo courtesy of Fort Montgomery State Historic Site


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