List of Previous Programs
of the
American Revolution Round Table
of the District of Columbia

(through May 1997)



The Sea and the American Revolution;
          Dr. William Morgan, June '74
The Armies of the Revolution;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, September '74
Revolutionary War Sites and the National Park Service;
          Mr. James Hunter, November '74
Tom Paine -- of Common Sense;
          Col. Quintin Lander, December '74

[Note: January programs were not scheduled until 1981]

The Generalship of George Washington;
          Col Trevor Dupuy, February '75
The First American Civil War;
          Col. William Jones, Jr., March '75
The Naval Perception of George Washington and the Navy Today;
          Hon. J. Wm. Middendorf, April '75
Daniel Morgan -- Virginia Rifleman;
          Col. Quintin Lander, May '75
The Marines in the American Revolution;
          Brig. Gen. E.H. Simmons, June '75

The Triangle Trade, illustrated with the National Geographic
Society's film "Song of Molasses";
          Miss Anita Robey, September '75
George Mason of Gunston Hall;
          Mr. Robert M. Moxham, October '75
George Washington, the Man and the Leader;
          Col. Wilfrid Smith, November '75
Edmund Burke -- Our Man in Parliament;
          Capt. Earl R. Smith, December '75

Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston;
          Col. Jarvis M. Harper, February '76
The Invasion of Canada, 1775-76;
          Col. William Jones, Jr., March '76
Benedict Arnold, Soldier and Sailor;
          RADM Beverly Coleman, April '76
"Independence";
          National Park Service film, May '76
The Third Capture of New York City, 1776;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, June '76

Benedict Arnold's Navy: Ghost Fleet of Valcour;
          Mr. James V. Murfin, September '76
The Influence of Calvinism on the American Revolution;
          Rev. H. Stein-Schneider, October '76
The Trenton-Princeton Campaign and Its Influence on the
Development and Structure of the Continental Army;
          Dr. R. Wright, Jr., November '76
The Revolutionary War Soldier: Myth and Reality;
          Mr. Harold Peterson, December '76

The Role of Law in the American Revolution;
          Mr. Nicholas Ward, February '77
Music of the American Revolution;
          Mr. Richard Bales, March '77
Commodore John Paul Jones (with Navy film: "The War of
Independence");
          RADM R. Blackburn Black, April '77
Battle of Brandywine and Brandywine Battlefield Field Trip;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, May '77
"Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne;
          Mr. George Hill, II, June '77

Foreign Influence on the continental Army;
          Dr. R. Wright, Jr., September '77
The Saratoga Campaign;
          Col. William Jones, Jr., October '77
British Naval Leadership in the Revolution;
          Dr. Dennis Lavery, November '77
The Battle of Germantown;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, December '77

Who Were the Colonial Americans?;
          Mr. Charles Johnson, February '78
The Importance of the Treaties of Alliance with France, 1778;
          Mme. Dominique Souchet, Mar '78
Privateers in the American Revolution: Rivals or Allies for the
Continental Navy?;
          Dr. William Dudley, April '78
Paul Revere: Youth, Manhood, and Age;
          Mr. Elmer Stein, May '78
The Pennamite Wars and the Wyoming Massacre;
          Mrs Barbara Loucks, June '78

The Baron and the Blue Book;
          Dr. R. Wright, Jr., September '78
The Capture of Stony Point;
          Mr. M. McGann, Jr., October '78
Medical Care in the Revolution, or "Colonials and Coronaries";
          Col. Robert Dyer, MD, November '78
Naval Strategy and Tactics of the American Revolution;
          Dr. Harold Langley, December '78

[February '79 meeting cancelled due to weather]

Admiral Benjamin Franklin;
          Mr. Thomas Fleming, March '79
The War in the South;
          Mr. Don Higginbotham, April '79
The Battle of Monmouth;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, May '79

Patrick Henry to Nathaniel Greene: Considerations on the War of
American Independence in the Southern Department;
          Dr. R. Wright, Jr., September '79
The Worst Defeat Ever Suffered by an American Army in Battle;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, October '79
King's Mountain -- Psychological or Tactical Victory?;
          Mr. James Anderson, November '79
Intelligence in the American Revolution;
          Mr. Raymond Rocca, December '79


"Not Worth a Continental" -- Inflation During the Revolution;
          Dr. Thomas Worsley, February '80
The War of 1812 and Its Links with the Revolution and Later Wars;
          Col. William Jones, Jr., March '80
John Paul Jones -- An Illustrated Biography;
          Dr. James Bradford, April '80
The Battles of bunker Hill and New Orleans -- Some Striking
Similarities;
          Col. Jarvis Harper, May '80

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor;
          Dr. R. Wright, Jr., September '80
The Feminine Touch: Women in the American Revolution;
          Dr. James Wall, October '80
The War in the South (Part I);
          Mr. Edwin Hunter, November '80
Light Horse Harry Lee;
          Col. Wm. Jones, Jr., December '80
The Life of Patrick Henry;
          Dr. Daniel Jordan, January '81
The Battle of Cowpens;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, February '81
American Religion and the American Revolution;
          Mr. William Cox, March '81
Aaron Burr, Rascal of the Revolution;
          Mr. Michael Goergen, April '81
Reflections on Thomas Jefferson and the Spirit of Man;
          Judge Stanley Levy, May '81

Yorktown: A Naval Victory of Note;
          Dr. William Morgan, September '81
Yorktown -- Land Campaign: March, Siege, Victory;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, October '81
Continentals and Les Troops de la Terre -- Franco-American
Military Forces in the Revolution;
          Dr. R. Wright, Jr., November '81
Lafayette;
          Mr. Elmer Stein, December '81
The Swamp Fox;
          Col. Wm. Jones, Jr., January '82
George Washington -- Citizen Soldier: His Private Correspondence,
1774-83;
          Dr. Charles Wall, February '82
Charles Carroll of Carrolton: Conservative Revolutionary;
          Dr. Ronald Hoffman, March '82
A Look at the American Revolution from the Viewpoint of Virginia;
          Mrs Carey Roberts & Mrs Rebecca Seely, April '82
Jefferson and the American Revolution;
          Dr. Burton Spivak, May '82

Washington at Newburgh, 1783 -- A Study in True Patriotism;
          Judge Stanley Levy, September '82
Yorktown 201 Years Ago, or How to Re-enact a Big Battle if You've
Never Done It Before;
          Dr. R. Wright, Jr., Mr. Thomas Deakin, & Mr. Larry Bradbury, October '82
The Big Red-Head -- George Rogers Clark;
          Col. Wm. Jones, Jr., November '82
The Dutch Alliance, 1782-1982 -- 200th Anniversary Celebration;
          Mr. T.H. van den Muysenberg, December '82
The British in the American Revolution;
          Mr. Larry Bradbury, January '83
Lord Dunmore's Emancipation Proclamation;
          Mr. K. Whitlock, Jr., February '83
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, March '83
Perspective of a Gentleman from Alexandria, Virginia on Sunday,
April 6, 1783;
          Mr. John Douglas Hall, April '83
The Society of the Cincinnati: Cincinnatus, Old and New;
          Mr. William Cox, May '83

A Miracle in Paris: The Treaty of 1783;
          Dr. Harold Langley, September '83
Microcosm of the Revolution: The Continental Gunboat
Philadelphia;
          Dr. Philip Lundeberg, October '83
Braddock's Campaign and the Potomac Route to the West;
          Dr. Ross Netherton, November '83
Robert Fulton and Naval Warfare;
          Dr. W. Hutcheon, Jr., December '83
State Navies in the American Revolution;
          Dr. William Dudley, January '84
The Fight for a Fourteenth State -- The Rebels Invade Canada,
1775-76;
          Col. Wm. Jones, Jr., February '84
Benedict Arnold: Why Did the Best Fighting General in the Army
Turn Traitor?;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, March '84
Support Personnel: Woman with General Braddock's Army;
          Mrs. Carol Deakin, April '84
The War of 1812: Chesapeake Bay;
          Dr. William Dudley, May '84

The Battle of Bennington;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, September '84
The First Virginia Regiment;
          Mr. Thomas Deakin, October '84
The British 64th Regiment of Foot;
          Mr. Larry Bradbury, November '84
Military Operations in Pennsylvania During the Revolution;
          Mr. William Cox, December '84
Canadians in the Continental Army;
          Dr. Virginia DeMarce, February '85
Flora MacDonald and the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge;
          Col. William Jones, Jr., March '85
George Mason: The Man and His Contributions;
          Dr. Peter Henriques, April '85
The Revolution Moves to Charlottesville: and So Do We;
          Dr. Thomas Worsley, May '85

Was the Continental Navy a Mistake?;
          Dr. William Dudley, September '85
The Brunswickers;
          Dr. Virginia DeMarce, October '85
Rochambeau, and l'Expédition Particulère;
          Mr. Albert McJoynt, November '85
Preludes to the Constitution;
          Mr. Robert Siegrist, December '85
George Washington's Papers;
          Dr. W.W. Abbot, January '86
The Commissary General of Military Stores Department;
          Mr. Frank Barna, February '86
The Role of Colonial Agents in the Era of the Revolution;
          Msgr. William Kerr, March '86
Our First First Lady, Martha Washington;
          Ms Ellen Clark, April '86
Alexandria in Three Wars;
          Dr. James Munson, May '86

Shay's Rebellion;
          Dr. James Henretta, September '86
Nathanael Greene;
          Dr. Dennis Conrad, October '86 
The Naval War in the Caribbean, 1778-1782;
          Dr. M. A. Palmer, November '86
The Continental Marines;
          BG E. H. Simmons, December '86
The Fairfax Family;
          Nan and Ross Netherton, January '87
Banastre Tarleton;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, February '87
The Northwest Frontier, 1783-1812;
          Dr. Ross Netherton, March '87
French Naval Operations on the American Coast in the Summer of
1778 under Admiral Comte d"Estaing;
          Dr. William Calderhead, April '87
The SEAHORSE Expedition: The British Raid Alexandria, 1814;
          Dr. William Dudley, May '87

Captain John Posey;
          Mr. V. Hawkins, September '87
A Few Good Men: George Washington and the Beginnings of the 
Continental Officer Corps;
          Dr. Philander Chase, October '87
Esek Hopkins: The Navy's First Commodore;
          Dr. William Morgan, November '87
Joshua Barney and the Two Wars for American Independence;
          Dr. William Dudley, December '87
Popular Music in Colonial Times and the revolution;
          Mr. Nicholas Ward, January '88
Wharves of Colonial America: The Merchants and Sea Captains Who
Built Them and Seaports that Thrived Because of Them:
          Ms Andrea Heintzelman, February '88
The Role of Spain in the American Revolution -- Bernardo de
Galvez and the West Florida Campaigns, 1779-81;
          BG Edwin Simmons, March '88
Adrienne, The Marquise de Lafayette;
          Ms Barbara McJoynt, April '88
Carlisle Barracks and the American Revolution;
          Lt. Col. Martin Andresen, May 88

The Battles of the Titans: Virginia's Ratification of the Federal
Constitution;
          Dr. Thomas Worsley, September '88
Benedict Arnold's Career as a British Officer;
          Col. Joseph Mitchell, October '88
American Revolutionary Pension Legislation;
          Dr. Virginia DeMarce, November '88
The Battle of Hubbardton;
          Lt. Col. Joseph Whitehorne, December '88
Expédition Particulère (Part II);
          Mr. Albert McJoynt, January '89
Wooden Teeth and Other False Fronts: Archaeology at George
Washington's Mount Vernon;
          Mr. Dennis Pouge, February '89
The Battle of Kings Mountain;
          Dr. James T. Wall, March '89
The Wild Geese in the American Revolution;
          Mr. Curt Johnson, April '89
Sea Control: Key to Victory at Yorktown; 
          Dr. William Morgan, May '89

The American Revolution as a World War;
          Mr. A. D. McJoynt, September '89
The French North American Naval Campaign of 1778;
          Dr. M. J. Crawford; October '89
Chaplains in the Armies of the American Revolution;
          Dr. Virginia DeMarce, November '89
“Not Worth a Continental” -- Infaltion in the Revolution;
          Dr. T.J. Worsley, December '89
The 'Chesapeake/Leopard Affair';
          Dr. William S. Dudley, January '90
The Basic Training of George Washington;
          Col. William P. Jones, February '90
Why the British Burned Washington;
          Col. Joseph B. Mitchell, March '90
Patriots in Petticoats: Roles of Women in the American
Revolution;
          Dr. Nan Netherton, April '90
Turtle Shell and Toothkey: The History of the US Chesapeake
Flotilla Revolution;
          Mr. Donald G. Shomette, May '90

Prologue to Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis, 1764-1766;
          Dr. Thomas Worsley, Sep '90
Rebels Before Their Time -- The North Carolina Regular Movement;
          Mr. James L. DeMarce, Oct '90
Nathaniel Greene - His Vivid Plastic Genius;
          Col. William P. Jones, Jr., Nov '90
Interpreting the Revolutionary War in South Carolina;
          Mr. Edwin C. Bears, Dec '90
[January '90 meeting cancelled due to weather]
The Trenton-Princeton Campaign;
          Col, Joseph B. Mitchell, Feb '91
The Origins of the US Navy's Mediterranean Squadron, 1783-1816;
          Dr. William S. Dudley, Mar '91
Major Lawrence Washington vs. Reverend Charles Greene: The Untold
Story of Colonial Virginia's Only Ecclesiastical Trial;
          Dr. Peter R. Henriques, Apr '91
“Drums Along the Mohawk” — The Battle of Oriskany;
          Mr. Robert Fricke, May '91

The First Freedom: Religion and the Bill of Rights;
          Dr. Tom Worsley, Sep '91
The Ill-fated Cruise of the Continental Navy Frigates Hancock and
Boston, 1777
          Dr. Bill Morgan, Oct '91
The Militant Dr. Franklin;
          Dr. Benjamin F. Cooling, Nov '91
The Sister Republics: Switzerland and the United States;
          Dr. James H. Hutson, Dec '91
The Humor of George Washington;
          Col. Henry Morgan, Jan '92
The Exploits of Captain Lambert Wickes, Continental Navy;
          Mr. Charles E. Brodine, Feb '92
Some Not-So-Great Commanders in the Revolution;
          Col. William P. Jones, Jr., Mar '92
The Second Continental Congress;
          Dr. James Wall, Apr '92
The Battle of Brandywine;
          Col. Joseph B. Mitchell, May '92

A Korean and Vietnam Veteran Examines Similarities and
Differences with the Revolutionary War;
          Lt. Col. S.R. Shumaker, III, Sep '92

Arson at the Royal Navy Dock Yard, Portsmouth, and the American
Connection;
          Dr. William J. Morgan, Oct '92
Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, 1778-1782;
          Mr. H.I. Shaw, Nov '92
Billingsport: Washington Never Slept There;
          B.Gen. Simmons, USMC (R), Dec '92
Chesapeake Bay in the American Revolution;
          Dr. Michael J. Crawford, Jan '93
The Role and Rule of Law in the American Revolution;
          Mr. Nicholas D. Ward, Feb '93
Who Were the Colonial Americans?;
          Mr. Charles Owen Johnson, Mar '93
Thomas Jefferson's Roles in the American Revolution;
          Dr. Benson Soffer, Apr '93
Naval Defense of the Delaware River;
          Mr. Charles Brodine, May '93

The Effects of Serendipity, Intelligence, and Stupidity on
Revolutionary War Battles;
          Mr. Jack Wamsley, Sep '93
The Penobscot Expedition, 1779;
          Mr. Henry I. Shaw, Oct '93
The Organization of the Continental Army;
          Mr. Vincent B. Hawkins, Nov '93
Weapons of the American Revolution;
          Mr. Edwin N. Gewirz, Dec '93
American Money During the Revolutionary War;
          Dr. Richard G. Doty, Jan '94
The Maryland State Navy, 1776-1783;
          Dr. William S. Dudley, Feb '94
[March '94 meeting cancelled due to weather]
Gustavus Conynham in Spain;
          Mr. Mark Hayes, Apr '94
The Allied Siege of Savannah, Oct 1779;
          Mr. Albert D. McJoynt, May '94
With the First Virginia—Reenacting the Revolutionary War;
          Mr. John McConell, Sep '94
Logistics in the Continental Army;
          Mr. David L. Bongard, Oct '94
Uniforming General George Washington's Armies;
          Mr. Marko Zlatich, Nov '94
East Coast Indian Tribes at the Time of the American Revolution;
          Dr. Virginia DeMarce, Dec '94
The Forbes Expedition in the French and Indian War;
          Dr. Charles Brodine, Jr., Jan '95
The Administration of the Continental Navy;
          Dr. William S. Dudley, Feb '95
Fouled Anchors: The Constellation Question Answered;
          Mr. Dana Wegner, Mar '95
A Colonial Cotillion and A Night of Fellowship;
          Avalon Chamber Players, Apr '95
Greene's Strategic Triumphant: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse;
          Mr. Vince Hawkins, May '95

Fort Nonsence at Morristown, New Jersey;
          Mr. James Kochan, Sep '95
New Insights on the Battle of Cowpens;
          Dr. Lawrence Babits, Oct '95
The Surprise of Germantown, or Battle of Cliveden;
          Mr. Thomas J. McGuire, Nov '95
The Virginia Cavalry, 1646–1783;
          Dr. Charles H. Cureton, Dec '95
(January '96 meeting was cancelled due to weather)
Washington's Headquarters in Camp and Field, 1776–83;
          Mr. William L. Brown, Feb '96
A Candlelight Tour of Mount Vernon (on location);
          Mr. John P. Riley, Mar '96
The German Auxiliary Troops in the American Revolution, 1776–83;
          LC Londahl-Smidt, USAF/Rt, Apr'96.
The Amazing Adventures of Christopher Prince, Mariner in the
American Revolution;
          Dr. Michael J. Crawford, May '96

"The Ladies From Hell"—The Repulse of the British Third Brigade
at the Battle of Monmouth;
          Mr. Daniel M. Sivilich, Sep '96
Prisoners of War Who Served on Prison Ships During the American
Revolution
          Mr. Chadwick A. Harp, Oct '96
Southern Printers and the Coming of the Revolution;
          Dr. Calhoun Winton, Nov '96
Patrick Ferguson and His Breechloading Rifle;
          Mr. Jim Kochan, Dec '96
(January '97 meeting was not scheduled)
The Anderson House, Society of the Cincinati (on location);
          Mrs. Sandra Powers, Feb '97
Captain Thomas McIntire, Pennsylvania Soldier;
          Mr. John D. Kilbourne, Mar '97
A Colonial Cotillion (music);
          Avalon Chamber Players, Apr '97
Books in the Field: The Study of the Art of War in Revolutionary
America;
          Ms. Ellan McCallister Clark, May '97


     FIELD TRIPS

Philadelphia;
     several guides, May 1976
Brandywine Battlefield;
     Col. Mitchell, May 1977
Rippon Lodge;
     RADM Richard Black, May 1980
Yorktown Bicentennial, 16-19 October 1981
Stratford Lodge & Wakefield Farm;
     Dr. Thomas Worsley & Mr. William Cox, April 1982
Fredericksburg;
     Col. Joseph Mitchell, May 1983
Annapolis;
     Lt. Col. Henry G. Morgan, May 1984
Mr. Jefferson's Country (Historic Albemarle/Charlottesville);
     Dr. Thomas Worsley, May 1985
Alexandria in Three Wars;
     Dr. James Munson, May 1986
Brandywine Battlefield;
     Dr. Dudley and Col. Mitchell, May 1987
Carlisle Barracks;
     Col. Allen, May 1988 
Yorktown Battlefield;
     Col. Joseph Mitchell & Ms Barbara McJoynt, May 1989
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland;
     Mr. Robert Fricke, May 1990
Charles Town, West Virginia;
     Col. Cobey, June 1991
Brandywine Battlefield;
     Col. Cobey & AD McJoynt, June 1992
Valley Forge;
     Mr. Lee Hess & AD McJoynt, May 1993
Philadelphia;
     Mr. Henry I. Shaw & Mr. Benjamin F. Pepper, May 1994

(1995, 1996, and 1997 field trips were cancelled)

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