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Saturday, Feb. 1, 2:00PM
Military Intelligence During OPERATION FORAGER
Manhattan College history professor Andrew Tompkins analyzes the successes and failures of the 27th Infantry Division’s military intelligence during World War II’s Battle of Saipan.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2:00PM
Left for Dead on Slaughter’s Field
The 177th New York Volunteer Infantry at Port Hudson – Using rare historic photographs and the recently discovered diary of Private William Henry Harrison Freligh, a 21-year old soldier from rural Albany County, retired National Guard officer and historian Pat Chaisson explores the little known Civil War battle of Port Hudson.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2:00PM
Charles Johnson Post: A Soldier’s
Life in Art – Local author and historian William Howard discusses the remarkable life and career of Charles Johnson Post, a journalist, artist, adventurer, and soldier with the 71st New York during the Spanish-American War whose paintings are currently on display at the New York State Military Museum.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2:00PM
Naval Camouflage Expert, Museum
Director, and Shipwreck Archaeologist: The Fascinating Life of Dr. Robert Bruce Inverarity – As a chapter in his new book, “Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758,” underwater archaeologist Joseph Zarzynski chronicles the life and career of Dr. Robert Inverarity from his days as a US Navy illustrator and camouflage specialist to his innovative maritime archaeological expeditions on Lake George.
Saturday, March 7, 2:00PM
Campaign to Saratoga, 1777
Eric Schnitzer, one of the foremost experts on the Northern Campaign of 1777 reviews the Battle of Saratoga as depicted through the detailed paintings of master artist Don Troiani as featured in his new publication, “Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga, 1777.”
Saturday, March 14, 2:00PM
Hanging, Riots, and Strikes: 19th
Century Mobilizations of the New York National Guard – Gary Mitchell, a West Point graduate and historian of the New York National Guard, explores the role of the National Guard in maintaining order throughout the social turbulence of the 19th century, a story he considers “a mix of tragedy, comedy, and heroism.
Saturday, March 21 2:00PM
The 42nd Rainbow Division and the Liberation of Dachau
Colonel Richard Goldenberg, a 42nd Division officer and veteran of the Iraq War, presents the combat history of the 42nd Infantry Division across Europe in the winter and spring of 1945, culminating with the Division’s fateful liberation of prisoners from the notorious Dachau Concentration Camp on April 29, 1945.
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