Revolutionary Dining Series
Join us this Fall for the beginning of our Revolutionary Dining Series hosted by The Gables at Chadds Ford Resaurant! Learn about early American History while enjoying a seasonal cuisine. A different historic figure, professional historian, or author will be featured for this exciting six lecture series.
Revolutionary Dining Schedule
Speaker: Robert A. Selig Ph.D.
Following the Battle of Brandywine, the British forces remained in the area for several days to not only replenish their supplies, but to collect their dead and wounded from the field of battle. Battlefield clean-up is a topic rarely covered by modern historians yet following almost any military engagement, there are corpses to dispose of. Who does that? When? Where? How? Dr. Robert A. Selig, a renowned military historian and lecturer, will address these and related questions in regards to this often overlooked topic.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Robert Selig is a historical consultant who received his Ph.D. in history from the Universität Würzburg in Germany in 1988. He is a specialist on the role of French forces under the comte de Rochambeau during the American Revolutionary War and currently serves as project historian to the National Park Service for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Project (W3R). As part of this project he has researched and written historical and architectural site surveys and resource inventories on the W3R for thirteen of the fourteen states along the route and is currently working on the report for the State of New Hampshire. He has also served as Project Historian for numerous ABPP projects such as the Battles of Brandywine, Paoli, Princeton, Green Spring, Spencer’s Ordinary, Red Bank, Bennington, and Hubbardton. In 2011, the French government honored his research and publications on the contributions to France and her role in the American War of Independence by making him a Chevalier de l’ordre des palmes académiques.