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AmericanRevolutionInstitute.org - Check out the American Revolution Institute website! The mission of the American Revolution Institute is to ensure that all Americans understand and appreciate the legacy of the American Revolution — the event that secured our national independence, established our republic, created our national identity, and articulated ideals of liberty, equality, natural and civil rights, and responsible citizenship that have shaped our nation’s history and will shape the future of the world. Check out the Check out the American Revolution Institute! The mission of the American Revolution Institute is to ensure that all Americans understand and appreciate the legacy of the American Revolution — the event that secured our national independence, established our republic, created our national identity, and articulated ideals of liberty, equality, natural and civil rights, and responsible citizenship that have shaped our nation’s history and will shape the future of the world. Check out the website for: Virtual Events – Collections –Classroom materials – Battlefields – Maps – Manuscripts - Online Resources – Photographs – Paintings and More! for: Virtual Events – Collections –Classroom materials – Battlefields – Maps – Manuscripts - Online Resources – Photographs – Paintings and More!

On Exhibition: Saving Soldiers: Medical Practice in the Revolutionary War: American military doctors faced formidable challenges during the Revolutionary War. Most army surgeons entered service with rudimentary training, and even the most experienced physicians among them had little experience of war. Ten times more soldiers died of disease and infection than were killed on the battlefield. Medicines and supplies were perpetually scarce. To combat this grim situation the more enlightened medical practitioners promoted sanitation, hygiene, diet, and exercise as the key to preserving the health of the soldiers. More details can be found here.

Rochambeau Headquarters Restoration – The farmhouse used by General Rochambeau in the summer of 1781 is being restored. This was the site where Washington and Rochambeau made the critical decision to not attack the British in New York City but instead to take on them on in Yorktown, Va. This decision made a big difference in the outcome of the war. Currently the walls and roof are being stabilized and there has also been some archeological digging on the property. A lot of work remains but steady progress is being made. Also, fundraising continues and more details can be found at www.odellrochambeau@gmail.com

West Point Cadet Awarded Society of the Cincinnati Lutterloh Sword – On May 18, graduating West Point Senior Cadet Holland Pratt was awarded the Society’s Lutterloh Sword, an engraved officer’s dress saber for having written to best history thesis with relevance to the strategies and impact of the Revolutionary War. The award ceremony was attended by past Cincinnati president John O’Malley and by other members of the 2022 graduating class at West Point.

Mt. Gulian Endowment Created – The New York Society of the Cincinnati recently created two endowments for the Mt. Gulian Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The two funds, The Cincinnati Mount Gulian Endowment and The Friends of Mount Gulian Endowment will be managed by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Please make a contribution to qualify Mt. Gulian for matching funds. These funds will help ensure that the Mt. Gulian Society can continue to educate the youth in the community about the American Revolution. They currently offer three programs: “A Child’s Life in Colonial Times”, “Dutche Settlers and Trade with the Native Americans”, and “A Soldiers Life during the Revolution. Learn more here

Unveiling of New Alexander Hamilton Statue – On July 22, 2022 the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society along with the Nevis Historical & Conservation Society and the Nevis Island Administration will be unveiling a new statue entitled “Alexander Hamilton as A Young Man” at the museum of Nevis History in Charlestown, Nevis. Nevis was the birthplace of Hamilton in the mid-1750’s. The weather is expected to be 83 degrees and sunny with a gentle breeze coming off the ocean. Sounds inviting! Unveiling Events – July 2022 – Alexander Hamilton Statue

 
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