On Wednesday, October 11th, The BankNewport Lecture Series continued as the Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) and our partners the Major General Nathanael Greene Homestead and the Coventry Public Library welcomed Author Janet Uhlar to the Auditorium at the Coventry Town Hall Annex, 1675 Flat River Rd., Coventry, RI.
Ms. Uhlar’s lecture is General Nathanael Greene: Savior of the Continental Army. An iron-master from Coventry, Nathanael Greene walked away from his Quaker upbringing regarding pacifism to become a private in the Kentish Guards militia unit and ultimately second-in-command of the Continental Army. With no formal military training. he would become known as the strategist of the American Revolution. Through a generous grant from our Sponsor BankNewport, BoRIA is able to present these lectures to increase public awareness of RI’s unique Revolutionary War history.
Janet Uhlar is an author, lecturer, and screenplay writer. She is the author of two books on forgotten heroes of the American Revolution – Liberty’s Martyr: The Story of Dr. Joseph Warren, and Freedom’s Cost: The Story of General Nathanael Greene. Janet served on the Board of Trustees of the Major General Nathanael Greene Homestead and on the advisory board of the Mulberry Grove Foundation. Her lecture on Nathanael Greene was instrumental in the Valley Forge monument project by the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution.