American Revolution talk set for Sept. 20

The “Washington’s Lieutenants: The Generals of the Continental Army” talk will be held at Siena College on Sept. 20. (Photo submitted)

ALBANY — The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution will present, “Washington’s Lieutenants: The Generals of the Continental Army” by William M. Welsch on Sept. 20.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with time for socializing and networking followed by the program at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Albany, in the Roger Bacon Building, Room 202, also known as Key Auditorium. Parking is free and please park in Lots L, F or G.

This 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. Welsch 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 their 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 NJ and is past president of the Richmond Civil War Round Table. Welsch currently lives in Glen Allen, VA with his wife Gerry and have 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, please provide your names(s), telephone number in an email to or by phone at (518) 774-5669.