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Revealing the Route – Camp Followers in the Revolutionary War

January 18, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grab your grog and powder your wig – we’re talking about taverns!

Taverns were more than a place to grab a drink in colonial America. They were critical sources of comfort and care for travelers. Including two armies traveling toward a turning point in history…

“Revealing the Route” is a FREE virtual series sponsored by the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. Join us each month to explore this historic route used by American and French armies during the American Revolution.
Each session features a special speaker or historic site on the trail. So come along! And discover the lesser-known people and places that carried America to independence!
This session features historian Holly Mayer discussing camp followers – groups which followed the Continental Army providing civilian support such as cooking, cleaning and other similar tasks.
Upcoming Sessions:

Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 6 pm: Wade Catts, Digging into the Past: Battlefield Archaeology

Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 6 pm: Larrie Ferreiro, Spain and the Road to Yorktown

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 6 pm: Robert Selig, Revolutionary War Military Burials

Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 6 pm: Explore the Joseph Webb House,
Learn more about the National Historic Trail by visiting www.nps.gov/waro.

Organizer:

National Park Service