The Philadelphia Campaign of the Revolutionary War

rev7:00 pm - 8:15 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level
Join local favorite, Steven Runkle, as he chronicles the most critical year of the American Revolutionary War, from July 1777 through June 1778. In England, the British government planned a three-pronged attack to cut the rebellious New England colonies off from the rest. However in New York City, Lord Howe had his own plan to capture the colonial capital of Philadelphia. On September 26, 1777, the British and Hessians captured Philadelphia, with the Continental Congress fleeing across the Susquehanna River to York, Pennsylvania. George Washington’s army spent the winter suffering at Valley Forge. In addition to the two Howe brothers and George Washington, you’ll also learn more about 19-year old Marquis de Lafayette, Benedict Arnold, Baron von Steuben, and Carlisle’s own Molly Pitcher. No registration needed.

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