Sun, Oct 15|
HISTORYtalks: George Washington and the Battle of Germantown: A New Look by Gary Ecelbarger
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: George Washington and the Battle of Germantown: A New Look by Gary Ecelbarger. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
George Washington is universally considered the Indispensable Man of the Revolution but is often criticized for his battlefield generalship. A common refrain regarding Washington is that he is "the general who lost most of the battles but won the war." With the approaching 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War, Gary Ecelbarger will challenge the traditional perception of Washington as a failed battlefield commander with a primary focus on what has been considered one of his defeats--The Battle of Germantown. Using a trove of contemporary sources and offering a fresh look at the sources most often used by previous historians, Ecelbarger will provide a lively, provocative, and surprising analysis of what happened eight miles north of Philadelphia on October 4, 1777.
Gary Ecelbarger is an award-winning author of nine books relating to 18th and 19th-century personalities and events, as well as more than three dozen monographs, essays, and articles of Revolutionary War and Civil War-era topics. His first volume of a single-year, military campaign biography of George Washington, will be published by Westholme Publishing Co. in May, with the second volume released the following winter. Ecelbarger claims eleven direct ancestors as Patriot soldiers in the Revolutionary War.