The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
Craig Chapman talks about his book Disaster on the Spanish Main. This military history provides a beginning-to-end account of the British expedition to conquer the West Indies in 1740-42. The campaign stands out because it represents the first overseas deployment of American troops. Thirty-four years before Lexington and Concord 4,000 American marines fought alongside the British at Cartagena de Indias and Cuba. Over 2,400 of these colonists never came home.
Craig Chapman is a historian with 28 years of experience as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He served as a platoon leader and battalion commander. He traces his interest in history to his days at the University of Wisconsin exploring firsthand accounts and primary sources.
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