Speakers: Rob Orrison, Division Manager, Prince William County Office of Historic Preservation, and Co-Founder, Emerging Revolutionary War Series; and Mark Maloy, Historian, George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, and Author of Inaugural Volumes in the Emerging Revolutionary War Series
Join us for our first History at High Noon back in person with a special presentation by Revolutionary War historians Rob Orrison and Mark Maloy. Orrison will kick off the program talking about the Emerging Revolutionary War project that he and his colleagues have founded. Maloy will wrap up the presentation by sharing how in the worst winter of the Revolutionary War, George Washington dispatched General James Hogun and his brigade of North Carolina Continental soldiers to march almost 800 miles from Washington’s army outside New York City to reinforce the Continentals making a stand in Charleston, South Carolina. The North Carolinians marched overland for months through their home state and into the defenses of Charleston, only to surrender to the British a month later. Learn about these intrepid Continentals and their sacrifice for the cause of American independence.