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Sat 27 May
Speaker Series: Samuel Ely – From Court Martial at the Battle of Bennington to Central Role in the First Armed Rebellion Against the United States of America – the June 1782 ‘Ely’s Insurrection’
Saturday, May 27, 2017 01:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Philip Kantor, historian, author and member of the Conway Historical Society will speak on a larger than life figure. Samuel Ely was a Yale graduate, ordained Minister, Battle of Bennington veteran, and namesake of the first domestic armed rebellion against the United States – when thousands gathered in June and July 1782 to break Ely out of jail and engage units of the Continental Army in open conflict. Come and hear about this fascinating man, and why Gen. George Washington was told he was the "most infamous man in America."

Sun 28 May
Speaker Series: The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved the Northern Army
Sunday, May 28, 2017 01:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Stark wrote of his victory at Bennington, "I think we have returned the enemy a proper compliment in the above action, for the Hubbart-Town engagement." Bruce Venter, historian, author and President of America's History, LLC has researched the Battle of Hubbardton extensively and "wrote the book" on the subject. His lecture will spotlight this pivotal event in the Saratoga Campaign and our national history.