The Cornwall Iron Furnace Associates invites the public to a virtual lecture recalling a significant and early Revolutionary War battle on the outskirts of Philadelphia.

The lecture, set for Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., will spotlight the Battle of Germantown on Oct. 4, 1777, where American forces, under General George Washington, challenged the British redcoats, under Sir William Howe, and impressed potential allies, namely France, in a strong showing despite the battle being considered a victory for the British.

The presentation will feature speaker Michael Harris, author of “Germantown: A Military History of the Battle for the Control of Philadelphia, October 4, 1777.”

Harris, a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and the American Military University, has extensive experience with the National Park Service and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at Brandywine Battlefield.

Harris, a certified secondary education teacher residing in Pennsylvania, will share insights from his extensive research on the battle, offering a detailed account of this significant event in American history. His previous book, “Brandywine,” was honored with The American Revolution Round Table of Richmond book award in 2014.

The virtual lecture will be hosted on Zoom. Mike Emery, Cornwall Iron Furnace Site Administrator, will moderate a brief discussion following the presentation.

Attendance is complimentary, though donations are welcomed to support the continuation of such educational events. Registration is available here.

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