Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution
Date: August 22, 2016
In August 1776, General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn with no obvious escape. Best-selling author and historian, Patrick O’Donnell, brings to life the forgotten story of the “Immortal 400,” a heroic regiment comprised of Maryland Militia men who attacked, allowing Washington to evacuate his men. Two hundred and fifty-six “Maryland Heroes” lost their lives in the Battle.
Using letters (including ones from Annapolis’s very own William Sands), diaries, pension applications, and many more original sources, O’Donnell weaves together the stories and lives of these brave men. Join us for a fascinating evening lecture, including an exclusive viewing of William Sands letters.
Cost: Free of charge, reservations required. ***This event is now at capacity. To reserve your spot on the waiting list, please email Sarah Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.349.5110. Thank you.
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Governor's Reception Room, Maryland State House, 100 State Circle