History talk set for Sept.

LOUDONVILLE — Historian William M. Welsch will speak on “Washington’s Lieutenants: The Generals of the Continental Army” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20, in room 202 of the Key Auditorium at Siena College, 515 Loudon Road.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with time for socializing and networking followed by the program at 7 p.m.

It will be sponsored by the American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution.

The presentation reviews George Washington’s subordinate generals, including their backgrounds, and relations with Washington, Congress, and each other. Also explored will be their contributions to victory, foreign generals, anecdotes and historical evaluation.

Welsch retired after 34 years as an administrator at Montclair State University. He has spoken to Revolutionary War and Civil War Round Tables, conferences, and groups on the Headquarters Staff of the Army of Northern Virginia, Samuel Cooper, Benedict Arnold, Washington’s Crossing, and others related topics.

Welsch has lead Revolutionary War tours from Massachusetts to Virginia. Welsch has had several articles published including the Journal of the American Revolution and its annual book, the American Revolution Magazine, and others. Welsch is the founder and current president of the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond, is co-founder of the Congress of American Revolution Round Tables, served on executive board and as preservation chairman of Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table of Central N.J. and is past president of the Richmond Civil War Round Table. Welsch currently lives in Glen Allen, Va., with his wife, Gerry, and has resided here for the last 13 years. Welsch has two daughters and his main job is being a bad influence on his five grandchildren.

To register, provide your names(s), telephone number in an email to arrthudsonmohawkvalleys@gmail.com or by phone at (518) 774-5669.

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