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      Virtual Book Talk with Mark Maloy in Fort Belvoir

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      January 21, 2021

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      1775 Liberty Drive
      Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060

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      Virtual Book Talk with Mark Maloy

      Join the National Museum of the United States Army on January 21, 2021 for a special on-line event with Mark Maloy, author of Victory or Death: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton, December 25, 1776-January 3, 1777. In December 1776, just six months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, General George Washington and the Continental Army sat on the verge of utter destruction by the banks of the Delaware River at the hands of their British enemy. The despondent and demoralized group of American soldiers had endured repeated defeats and now were on the edge of giving up hope. Washington feared “the game is pretty near up.” But rather than submit to defeat, Washington and his small band of soldiers crossed the ice-choked Delaware River and attacked the Hessian garrison at Trenton, New Jersey on the day after Christmas. He followed up the surprise attack with successful actions along the Assunpink Creek and at Princeton. In a stunning military campaign, Washington had turned the tables, and breathed life into the dying cause for liberty during the Revolutionary War, which was one of the most significant military campaigns in American history.

      Mark Maloy is a historian in the National Park Service in Virginia. He holds an undergraduate degree in History from the College of William and Mary and a graduate degree in History from George Mason University. He has worked at numerous public historic sites and archaeological digs for the past ten years, and is a regular contributor to the blog Emerging Revolutionary War, He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

      Moderator John Maass is an education staff member of the new National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Dr. Maass received a B.A. in history from Washington and Lee University, and a PhD in early American history at The Ohio State University. He was an officer in the US Army Reserves, and was a historian for ten years at the US Army Center of Military History in Washington, DC. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on early U.S. military history.

      Cost: Free -

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