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John K Robertson, PhD Lecture: Revolutionary War Defenses

May 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

You are invited to attend a free JHS Lecture Revolutionary War Defenses!

Event Date: May 3rd at 2 pm

Location: St. Matthew’s Parish Hall, 87 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

The Jamestown Historical Society has partnered with the Battle of Rhode Island Association (https://battleofrhodeisland.org [r20.rs6.net]) to sponsor a free presentation by military historian John Robertson. Dr. Robertson’s lecture is based on his new book “Revolutionary War Defenses in Rhode Island.” The book was a 10-year research effort and contains almost 300 maps and plans showing defensive fortifications along most of the coast of Narragansett Bay and southern Rhode Island. Maps include fortifications on Conanicut and nearby Aquidneck Island, which were occupied during the Revolutionary War at various times by the Americans, British, and French.

John K. Robertson, Ph.D., is a Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with 23 years of service and served on the faculty at West Point. He is co-owner/editor of the RevWar75.com [revwar75.com] website. He is a Fellow and Chair for the Endowment Fund Committee of the Company of Military Historians. His research interests include military justice, the militia in the American War for Independence, and Rhode Island in the war.


Jamestown Historical Society
Battle of Rhode Island Association


Saint Matthew’s Parish Hall
87 Narragansett Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835 United States
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