The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
Holly Mayer talks about her new book Congress’s Own: A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union.
Colonel Moses Hazen’s 2nd Canadian Regiment was one of the first “national” regiments in the American Army. Created by the Continental Congress, it drew members from Canada, eleven states, and foreign forces. Congress’s Own was among the most culturally, ethnically, and regionally diverse of the Continental Army’s regiments –a distinction that makes it an apt reflection of the union that was struggling to create a nation.
Holly Mayer is Professor Emerita of History at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and also the author of Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American Revolution.
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