TALK: Cambridge: Birthplace of the American Navy?
Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
In 1775-76, General George Washington besieged the British military in Boston by water as well as by land. He ordered some of his soldiers to sea to attack British ships, capturing supplies for the American army. This is a history of privateers, gunboats, and the first American flag—all part of the naval war that Washington oversaw from his headquarters at what is now Longfellow National Historic Site.
Speaker J. L. Bell maintains Boston1775.net, a website of Revolutionary research.
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Friends of the Longfellow House
The Friends of the Longfellow House is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the activities of Longfellow National Historic Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and promoting knowledge of the cultural and historic resources available there.