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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution Symposium, November 11-13, 2016

The Williamsburg/Yorktown ARRT will be holding a Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution Symposium in Yorktown from November 11-13, 2016. Below is information that outlines the speakers, the tentative schedule, and a sign-up form in case you want to participate. Also, please spread the word about the symposium to others who may be interested.  Space is limited so sign up today!  If you have any questions, please contact the WYARRT President, Jeff Lambert, at
Friday November 11, 2016:
Evening reception at Watermens' Museum Yorktown for Fellowship (7 PM)  
Saturday Nov 12, 2016:
Symposium at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (8 AM ~ 5 PM)  

Pre-Declaration of Independence and First Blood:
Colonial Provincial Governments        
Governor Dunmore's Proclamation (Nov 75) 
First Siege of Ninety-Six, SC (Nov 75) Great Bridge, VA (Dec 75), Great Cane Break, SC (Dec 75) , Moores Bridge (Feb 76) Yamacraw Bluff (Rice Boats), GA (Mar76), Sullivan's Island, SC (Jun 76)  
1778-1779 ~ British Transition to Southern Theater:
Fall of Savannah, GA (Dec 78)         
Kettle Creek, GA (Feb79)  
Siege of Savannah, GA (Sept-Oct 79)                   
1780 ~ Civil War Erupts:  
Fall of Charleston, SC (Apr-May 80) 
Clinton Proclamation (June) Formation of Partisans and Loyalist 
Waxhaws + Williamson Plantation (Huck's Defeat) = Civil War  
Camden, SC (Aug) 
King's Mountain, SC (Oct)               
1781 ~ World Turned Upside Down....:
Cowpen's, SC  (Jan)  
"Race to the Dan" NC & VA (Jan-Feb)    
Guilford Courthouse, NC (Mar) 
Hobkirk's Hill, SC (Apr) 
Eutaw Springs, SC   (Sept) 
Siege of Yorktown, VA (Sept-Oct)  
1782  ~ Epilogue        
 Sunday November 13, 2016:
  Tour of Yorktown Battlefield from behind the Siege Line ~ NPS  

John Buchannan, Historian, Road to Guilford Courthouse 
Carl Borick, Director, Charleston Museum, Author, A Gallant Defense /  Relieve US of This Burthen     
Bert Dunkerly ~ NPS 
Jason Baum ~ NPS 
Olivia Williams Black~ NPS 
Ginny Fowler ~ NPS 
Tyler Smith ~ NPS 
David P. Reuwer ~ President American Revolution Association 
Charles Baxley ~ President Southern Campaign of the American Revolution (SCAR)  and others.....   
Symposium will include
 Tours of the: 
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown by Peter Armstrong Dir Museum Operations 
Yorktown Battlefield by Kym Hall, Supervisor Colonial National Historical Park NPS     
Reception Friday evening at: 
The Watermen's Museum waterside Carriage House              
Lodging is available 
This classic family-run hotel is across the street from Yorktown Beach. Between the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (2.6 miles) and the Yorktown Battlefield (1 mile) Address: 508 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690 Phone: (757) 898-3232 Website:   
Seating is limited ~ first come first served   
Name: ______________________________________________________  
Send check for $125 per person made out to:  
Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolution Round Table (W-Y ARRT) 412 West Francis Street Williamsburg, VA 23185   
Southern Campaigns 1775-1782 November 11-13, 2016 
 Book Signings 
John "Jack" Buchanan  ~The Road to Guilford Courthouse  
Carl Borick     ~A Gallant Defense - The Siege of Charleston, 1780     ~Relieve Us of This Burthen -American Prisoners of War         in the Revolutionary South 1780-1782  
Robert "Bert" Dunkerly  ~The Battle of Kings Mountain: Eyewitness Accounts   

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