Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm
George Washington's Indispensable Men While General Washington was at Rockingham in later 1783, he was accompanied by three officers--Benjamin Walker, David Humphreys and David Cobb. These three men, hand-picked by Washington for their reading and writing skills, were the last in a long line of officers who served Washington during the course of the American Revolution. On October 1st, author Arthur Lefkowitz explores this group of fascinating men who worked behind the scenes to help win American independence. Largely unknown and forgotten, these unselfish, hard-working patriots served at Washington's headquarters as volunteer aides-de-camp (personal assistants) and military secretaries. This presentation relates their accomplishments during the Revolutionary War and well into the 19th century. This lecture is based on the speaker's book, George Washington's Indispensable Men: The 32 Aides-de-Camp Who Helped Win American Independence (Stackpole Books, 2003). This program is made possible by a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities Horizon Speakers Bureau and by the Rockingham Association.