The Battle of Fort Anne Presentation at Schoharie Crossing
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host Hudson Valley Community College professor Mathew Zembo to present on the Battle of Fort Anne during the second installment of Tuesday Talks, November 8th. Zembo will discuss how the battle, usually overlooked as a minor skirmish on the way to Saratoga, was one of the fiercest fire-fights of the American Revolution as 190 British Regulars fought off the determined attacks of over six times their number of American Continentals and Militia. Fort Anne is a superb example of the professionalism of the British Army and the bravery of the untried Americans in battle. Influenced by events at Fort Anne and Hubbardton, Burgoyne would make the fatal decision to halt his offensive and consolidate his army for the final push to Albany.
Matthew Zembo is an Associate Professor of History and Military History at Hudson Valley Community College and currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. His working dissertation title is War From the Side of Canada: British Military Operations on the Northern Frontier, 1775-1783.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site’s Tuesday Talk series recognizes New York State History Month this November. Each week a speaker will present on regional or New York State history. All presentations are free of charge and will begin at 6:30 PM in the Enders House at Schoharie Crossing, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. Refreshments will be provided and donations are always appreciated.
New York State History Month:
November was designated as New York State History Month by the New York State Legislature in 1997 with the addition of Section 57.02 to the state’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Law. “The purpose of this month shall be to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of the state and local historians.” New York State History Month represents an opportunity for historians, cultural institutions, and the public to assert the vital importance of preserving and learning about our state’s history.
For information about this event and more, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our Facebook page at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.
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