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Sunday, July 8, 2012

J. L. Bell to Speak at the Society of Cincinnati, July 10, 2012

J. L. Bell of "Boston 1775" will be in DC at the Society of Cincinnati speaking on

Washington's Artillery: Reengineering the Regiment Between Bunker Hill and Dorchester Heights
When: July 10, 2012, 7 p.m.
Where: Anderson House

Scholar J. L. Bell examines how George Washington rebuilt the Continental artillery after taking command of the American forces around Boston in 1775 and his decision to install an unranked volunteer, Henry Knox, as the regiment’s commander. On July 10, 1775, Gen. George Washington finished his first report to the Continental Congress on the army he had found around Boston. He listed “a Want of Engineers” as his biggest challenge, adding, “I can hardly express the Disappointment.”

If you can’t make this lecture, you can view a similar presentation on our site at with a May 2 date.  It’s very interesting.

Also highly recommended is John’s April lecture in Lincoln, MA on “What Did the British Hope to Find in Concord on April 19?”  This is a fascinating talk with an interesting theory. 

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