Our speaker will be Christian McBurney, president of the George Washington ARRT-DC and the author of a number of Revolutionary War books. He will be speaking about his newest, Dark Voyage: American Privateer's War on British African Slave Trade, describing one privateer's extraordinary task: to sail across the Atlantic to attack British slave trading posts and ships on the coast of West Africa. Christian is a return guest, having previously presented on both the capture and court martial of General Charles Lee. His books are available at the Fort Plain Bookstore.
We will be returning to the Westhampton Room in the Heilman Dining Center. Regular dining service will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.