Lecture – “A Perilous Voyage for our Company”

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States +1 more

Historian and documentary editor Robb Haberman examines the perilous voyage of Sgt. James Selkirk and the Second New York Regiment on their way to Yorktown in September 1781, when their transport schooner was separated and ran aground while sailing from Baltimore to Williamsburg. Using Selkirk’s unpublished papers, this talk examines his harrowing experience and the endurance of the Continental forces during the Yorktown campaign.