British Raid on Essex: Seminar with Jerry Roberts 14 February 2015
Join the National Maritime Historical Society for
The British Raid on Essex: The Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812
with Author and Historian Jerry Roberts
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Continental Breakfast is at 10:30 am. Presentation begins at 11:00 am.
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Join us as author, historian and Sea History magazine contributor Jerry Roberts presents the dramatic history of the largest single maritime loss of the War of 1812 and one of the most destructive actions in Connecticut history, in which a British landing force guided by a well-paid American traitor burned twenty-seven American vessels, including six newly built privateers. In spite of the significant losses involved, the British raid on Essex has been virtually left out of the history books—the forgotten battle of the forgotten war. Jerry Roberts provides a definitive overview of the event and includes a wealth of new information drawn from recent research and archaeological finds.
The Public is invited. Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or email NMHS@seahistory.org if you plan to attend. A $5 to $10 donation is appreciated. If you would also like to join NMHS and the speaker for lunch following the presentation, it is $22 prepaid, with cash bar. Reservations required.