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WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: A Star Spangled Nation: The War of 1812, Naval Power & Lasting Effects
Naval Power and the Lasting Effects of the War Glenn Gordinier
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 4 5:30 pm
Wilton Historical Society
224 Danbury Road, Wilton, 203-762-7257
The last program in the A Star-Spangled Nation: The War of 1812 Series features Glenn Gordinier discussing Naval Power and Lasting Effects of the War. He will discuss the Battle of Long Island Sound during which, with the Royal Navy on Connecticut's doorstep, Nutmeggers resorted to IEDs, kidnapping attempts, and attacks by privately armed vessels (largely for personal profit) as well as Old Ironsides and "Don't Give Up the Ship."
Glenn Gordinier is a historian, author of recently published The Rockets' Red Glare: The War of 1812 and Connecticut, and a member of the faculty of the Williams College/Mystic Seaport Program in Maritime Studies.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. This lecture is sponsored by Bill and Sally Gemmill. The moderator is Max Gabrielson.
|Location: ||Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton|
Posted by: Kathy Trentos, 10-Oct-12 6:22am EST