History in Monmouth: Major General Charles Lee - Hero or Traitor? (rms 2/3)Thursday June 13, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM
History in Monmouth: Major General Charles Lee - Hero or Traitor?
The most controversial leader on either side at the Battle of Monmouth was American Major General Charles Lee. As commander of the American advanced forces during the first half of the fight, he is accused, by some historians, of almost losing the battle. Other authors claim that he saved the day not once, but twice. Dr. David Martin will discuss and assess General Lee’s critical influence on the battle, with particular attention to Lee’s own statements at his court-martial proceedings.
Dr. David Martin, the President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award-winning author, teacher and lecturer, will offer new analyses of important individuals who helped shape Monmouth County.
Join the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield during their Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth. The dates of the 241st Anniversary of this Battle are June 22 and 23, 2019.
Find event listings on their website: https://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/reenactment.html
to go to the Monmouth County Library