Author Eric Schnitzer will deliver a presentation about his new book in collaboration with historical artist Don Troiani, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative. The free program will take place at Bennington Battlefield in the Caretakers House (30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY) on August 17 at 11:00 AM.
According to Schnitzer, “the Northern Campaign of 1777 was one of the war’s most important, formative military events. While there are many books out there on the subject, none are like this. Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777 is a new publication which constitutes the campaign’s definitive history. Included are hundreds of full color artifacts, historical portraits and maps, thoroughly researched and exquisitely executed paintings, and fully cited historical narrative. New information unveils major, shocking truths never before revealed and forevermore obliterates ridiculous, long-standing myths.”
Schnitzer is an historian and park ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park. He is also a reenactor and member of the 62nd Regiment of Foot. He holds a degree in history from the University at Albany and is an authority on the Saratoga Campaign who has conducted exhaustive research into the British army. His work has been featured in the Bulletin of Fort Ticonderoga, The Saratoga Campaign: Uncovering an Embattled Landscape, the Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association. For more information contact David Pitlyk, 518-860-9094.