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Lecture On Battles Of Lexington And Concord Planned At Brookfield Museum

Robert Purssell
Robert Purssell Photo Credit: Brookfield Historical Society

BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Brookfield resident Robert Purssell, a retired engineer and research writer, will conduct a PowerPoint presentation on the first major battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord, Mass. Monday at the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society.

The program is sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society as part of the American Military Forum Series.

Purssell’s talk will explore the events of April 18-19, 1775. He will discuss why the Provincial militia and Minutemen proved so capable and further examine the reasons the British Army were unable to launch a more effective counter-offensive operation.

He will discuss how this military reverse, though small in scale, had immediate and immense political consequences, including the total destruction of British control and Loyalist support in New England, the convincing demonstration that Provincial forces could prevail against British regulars and the encouragement of the separatist movement throughout the American Colonies.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Following the free presentation, complimentary refreshments will be offered.

For additional information, call (203)740-8140.

The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society is at 165 Whisconier Road.

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