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Revolutionary War General Baron de Kalb

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

People who saw Major General Johann de Kalb’s heroic actions at the battle of Camden, South Carolina on August 16, 1780, never forgot it. A soldier who fought there wrote fifty -three years later that de Kalb was “…perhaps the bravest man that ever lived.” De Kalb had fought fiercely on that fateful day, but he was finally felled by eleven wounds. His life ebbed slowly away, and he died three agonizing days after the battle.

Accolades began almost immediately. British officers attended his funeral in respect for an honored foe. American leaders spoke and wrote of their high regard. Congress authorized a memorial statue in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, whose sons he had led in battle. Part of his legacy is this statue on the grounds of the Maryland State House. Join us to hear more about this important Maryland military history with author John Beakes.


November 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm