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AUTHOR MICHAEL GREENBURG, “THE COURT MARTIAL OF PAUL REVERE”

February 20, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$8

Michael Greenburg will discuss his book,┬áThe Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America’s Forgotten Military Disaster, on Friday, February 20 at 3 PM. Please take note of the special day and time for this lecture.

At the height of the American Revolution in 1779, Massachusetts launched the Penobscot Expedition, a massive military and naval undertaking designed to force the British from the strategically important coast of Maine. What should have been an easy victory for the larger American force quickly descended into a quagmire of arguing, disobedience, and failed strategy. In the end, not only did the British retain their stronghold, but the entire flotilla of American vessels was lost in what became the worst American naval disaster prior to Pearl Harbor.

In the finger-pointing that followed the debacle, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere, commissioned as the expedition’s artillery commander, was shockingly charged by fellow officers with neglect of duty, disobeying orders, and cowardice. Though he was not formally condemned by the court of inquiry, rumors still swirled around Boston concerning his role in the disaster, and so Revere spent the next several years actively pursuing a court-martial, in an effort to resuscitate the one thing he valued above all – his reputation.

$5 Members, $8 Non Members

Details

Date:
February 20, 2015
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$8
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Website:
http://museumsonthegreen.org/category/2015-programs/winter-2015-programs/

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Falmouth Museums on the Green
Phone:
508-548-4857
Email:
fhs@cape.com

Venue

Falmouth Museums on the Green
55 & 65 Palmer Avenue
Falmouth,
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