American Revolution Round Table-Hudson/Mohawk Valleys

Disclaimer: The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys is a joint venture by the following organizations; the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, the Washington County Historical Society, the Saratoga National Historical Park, the Mohawk Country Association, the 34th Regiment of Foot Light Infantry Company, the Pundits Military Association, Customized Tours by James F. Hughto, and the Fort Plain Museum. The Fort Plain Museum donates the space on their website for the Round Table.  

The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys

partnered with 

Siena College's McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution


Benedict Arnold at Saratoga: How a Newly Discovered Letter Changed History

by Eric Schnitzer


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

This event will start at 6:30 PM with social/networking time followed by the presentation at 7:00 PM. This event will be held at Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, NY 12211, in the Roger Bacon Building (On Map building 4), Room 202, also known as Key Auditorium. Parking is free and please park in Lots L, F or G.

Click here for the Siena College Campus Map

How Nathaniel Bacheller Changed History - Discover how a seemingly innocuous letter sold at auction two years ago changed history is a very dramatic way! Park Ranger / Historian Eric Schnitzer of Saratoga National Historical Park tells the story of the letter’s discovery, its importance, and how it fits into the historiography of the past. This new, exciting document serves as the keystone to completely reshaping our understanding of Benedict Arnold, Horatio Gates, and the Second Battle of Saratoga (October 7, 1777). Eric will also answer the salient question of how it is that we have all been lied to about these men and their roles in the battle for the last 200 years.

Eric Schnitzer has worked at Saratoga National Historical Park since 1997, becoming Park Ranger/Historian in 2000. He has dedicated his life’s study to the organization, personnel, and material culture of the British, German, and American armed forces of the American War for independence, particularly as relates to the Northern Campaign of 1777. He lectures and writes extensively on the subjects, and has written articles for journals such as The Hessians, The Brigade Dispatch, and The Fort Ticonderoga Bulletin. He’s also created illustrations for books such as Philadelphia 1777; Wives, Slaves and Servant Girls: Advertisements for Female Runaways in American Newspapers, 1770–1783; British Soldiers, American War: Voices of the American Revolution; and The Revolution’s Last Men: The Soldiers behind the Photographs. He and his wife, Jenna, live in an 18th century house in the White Creek Historic District near Bennington Battlefield, NY, where they spend much of their time sewing reproduction 18th-century garments for living history and museum applications.

To register, please provide your names(s), telephone number in an email to or by phone at 518-774-5669.


Past Round Table Programing


-Washington’s Lieutenants: The Generals of the Continental Army by William M. Welsch- Thursday, September 20, 2018

-The Battle of Hubbardton, the Rear-Guard Action that Saved America by Dr. Bruce M. Venter - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

-Henry Beekman Livingston, Black Sheep of The Livingston Clan by Geoff Benton -Tuesday, May 8, 2018

-Schenectady During the Revolution including its Role in the Mohawk Valley Raids by John Gearing - Monday, March 5, 2018

-Industrious Sober Women: Soldiers' Wives in Burgoynes' Army by Jenna Schnitzer - Thursday, January 25, 2018


-Veterans Day Event - The Military Theaters of the American Revolution Symposium - Saturday, November 10, 2017


  • Mark Edward Lender the Emeritus Professor of History at Kean University
  • James Kirby Martin currently the Charles B. Ewing Visiting Professor of Military History, USMA, West Point
  • Charles Neimeyer the Director and Chief of Marine Corps History at Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia
  • Jim Piecuch the Professor of History, Kennesaw State University
  • David L. Preston the Professor of History, the Citadel

The symposium was based on the book of the same name, Theaters of the American Revolution, published by Westholme Publishing. The five nationally known leading experts on the American Revolution discussed the Northern Theater, the Western Theater, the War at Sea, the Southern Theater, and the Middle Theater.

The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event a great success, thank you!



-18th Century Military Archaeology in the Upper Hudson and Champlain Valleys by David Starbuck - Thursday, August 24, 2017

-Joseph Brant’s 1780 Raid on Canajohary by Wayne Lenig - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

-Brave and Gallant: Black and African-American Military Men at Saratoga by Eric Schnitzer - Thursday, January 19, 2017

-The Battle of Fort Anne: "In Consequence of this Action Fort Anne was burnt and abandoned" by Matthew Zembo - Thursday, November 17, 2016