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The Campaign to Retake Detroit, 1813

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Saturday, January 15, 1 p.m., Harrison Center, 311 Middle Street, New Bern

Free and Open to the Public - $5 donation suggested for ESU non-members

Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Dr. David Skaggs' presentation is an account of the cooperation between Maj Gen. William H. Harrison and Commodore Oliver H. Perry to secure American dominance of Lake Erie by driving out the Royal Navy and British Army. Dr. Skaggs, a professor emeritus of history from Ohio's Bowling Green State University, has held visiting professorships at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, East Carolina University and the Air War College. He is the author and editor of thirteen books dealing with Colonial and Revolutionary America and United States military history.


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