When: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6pm
Where: Newport Artillery Company of Newport, 23 Clarke Street, Newport
The Newport Artillery Company of Newport will sponsor a slide-talk by author-historian Walter Schroder, at their 23 Clarke Street headquarters-museum in Newport, starting 6:00 PM (1800 Hrs) on July 21, 2012.
Mr. Schroder will discuss the role of Hessian troops who accompanied British forces in the occupation of Newport and Rhode Island from 1776-1779. The talk will explore: Who the Hessians were. Why they came to America, Whether they were Mercenaries or Auxiliaries, and What role they played in the Battle of Rhode Island.
Research for this project was supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities.
The presentation is combined with a tour of the Company's Museum for which voluntary donations will be accepted. A book signing and refreshments will follow.
For more information visit: http://www.newportartillery.org/