The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
George Washington and his Continental Army braving the frigid winter at Valley Forge form an iconic image in the popular history of the American Revolution. Such winter camps, Steven Elliott tells us in Surviving the Winters, were also a critical factor in the waging and winning of the War of Independence. Exploring the inner workings of the Continental Army through the prism of its encampments, Elliott’s book is the first to show how camp construction and administration played a crucial role in Patriot strategy during the war.
Steven Elliott is a lecturer in the Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark and earned his Ph.D. at Temple University.
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