October 24, 2018
Dr. Phillip Hamilton, a History Professor at Christopher Newport University, will discuss, “Life, Death and Victory in Revolutionary Virginia: George Washington, Henry Knox and the Yorktown Campaign,” on Sunday, November 4, at 3 p.m. in York Hall, 301 Main Street, historic Yorktown. This program, sponsored by the York County Historical Committee, is free and open to the public.
Drawing extensively from his new book, The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox, Professor Hamilton explores the family lives of Generals Henry Knox and George Washington during the pivotal Yorktown Campaign. While the Continental Army’s great victory on the banks of the York River is celebrated as the pinnacle of these men’s military careers, it also proved to be a time of agonizing stress and pain in their private lives. Hamilton uses their personal letters to illustrate how these men and their wives coped with both momentous public responsibilities as soldiers and important personal responsibilities as loyal spouses, parents, and family members.
The hour-long program will include time for questions and will be followed by a book signing for those wishing to purchase a copy of Dr. Hamilton’s new book.
For more information, please call York County Parks and Recreation at (757) 890-3500.