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Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812

Image of sailing ship in battleCol. Fitz-Enz’s book of the same title tells the personal stories of twenty-five Army and Naval commanding officers during the War of 1812 from their birth through the conflict. These life stories criss-cross with events on land, sea and lake.

This presentation focuses on those that served in the North Country, including Alexander Macomb, Thomas Macdonough, Samuel Strong, James Wilkinson, Oliver Hazard Perry, William Henry Harrison, Winfield Scott, Isaac Hull, and William Hull. Many of these commanders may be unknown to the audience, but they were vital to winning or losing the second War of Independence.

Special Arrangements: microphone.

Additional Costs: $100 plus ferry cost.

About the presenter

Image of David Fitz-Enz David Fitz-Enz - Col. Fitz-Enz is a historian and lecturer, and most recently the author of 2012’s Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812. See full biography.

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