The Battle of Rhode Island Association

Virtual Lunch Bite—A ca. 1834 Model of HMS Roebuck

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

  Museum Collections and Operations Manager Paul Newman discusses a ca. 1834 model of HMS Roebuck, a forty-four-gun British frigate that saw extensive service during the American Revolutionary War. Launched in 1774, the Roebuck found itself performing blockade duty on the Delaware River as early as 1775. The Roebuck later patrolled off Long Island and […]

Virtual Lecture—“A Perilous Voyage for our Company”: The Misadventures of James Selkirk on the Chesapeake Bay

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

  Historian and documentary editor Robb Haberman examines the perilous voyage of Sgt. James Selkirk and the Second New York Regiment on their way to Yorktown in September 1781, when their transport schooner was separated and ran aground while sailing from Baltimore to Williamsburg. Using Selkirk’s unpublished papers, this talk examines his harrowing experience and […]

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