“A brave, active, and sensible officer” James Monroe in the Revolution

John Trumbull’s painting of the surrender of the Hessians at Trenton depicts a wounded James Monroe lying behind the dying Colonel Rall.

Join ERW historians Mark Maloy and Rob Orrison as we welcome Scott Harris, Executive Director of the James Monroe Museum, to discuss James Monroe’s service in the American Revolution. Monroe had a well-known and distinguished political career, but it all started as a solider in George Washington’s army. Leaving his studies at the College of William & Mary in 1776 he would distinguish himself on numerous battlefields during the war. We will highlight Monroe’s role in the Battle of Trenton as we gear up for our November bus tour! At the Battle of Trenton, Monroe was nearly killed in some of the fiercest fighting in that pivotal engagement. Tune in on Sunday to learn more and join us in November to see where it actually happened!

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2 thoughts on ““A brave, active, and sensible officer” James Monroe in the Revolution

  1. Gunter Judson

    Always wondered why Josiah Parker, standing at the right and second in command of the 5th Va, was given Col Rall’s sword. My ancestor served in this regiment.


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