Anthony Wayne and the Northwest Frontier
Join us on Monday, May 11, 2015 we welcome back Dr. Michael Gabriel of Kutztown University as he talks about local patriot Anthony Wayne and his battles during the Revolutionary War in the Northwest Frontier.
Our lectures have proved to be very popular and we strongly recommend that you book your seat now.
The all inclusive admission price is $49 per person which includes the 18th century American Fare Buffet, all soft beverages and coffee, family style sweets during the question and answer session, all tax and gratuities, the lecture, and a donation to help support the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park.
Your admission also includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a night’s stay at the General Warren Inne. There will be one winner drawn at each lecture.
In spring 1776 the Continental Congress ordered large reinforcements to Canada following the unsuccessful American assault on Quebec. Among the troops sent north was Colonel Anthony Wayne and his Fourth Battalion of the Pennsylvania Line. This presentation will examine Wayne’s role on the Northern Frontier, including the disastrous Battle of Three Rivers, the American retreat from Canada, and his subsequent role as commander at Fort Ticonderoga.
Michael P. Gabriel, a professor of history at Kutztown University, grew up in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He earned his BS at Clarion University, his MA at St. Bonaventure and his PhD at Penn State. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, the Society of Military History, the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association and the Kutztown Area Historical Society. He has published: “The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers and Civilians” (2012), his other works include authoring Major General Richard Montgomery: The Making of an American Hero (2002) and co-editing Quebec During the American Invasion, 1775 1776: The Journal of François Baby, Gabriel Taschereau, and Jenkin Williams (2005). Gabriel has also published numerous reviews and essays and has contributed entries to a variety of reference works. He and his wife, Sandy, live near Kutztown with their daughter, Katie.