Michael E. Newton Upcoming Lectures

May 15, 2018, 6 p.m. Washington, DC

Event: Society of the Cincinnati 235th Anniversary lecture

Lecture title: Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War Service

Location: Anderson House, Washington, DC


Alexander Hamilton served in critical positions during the Revolutionary War as an artillery officer, the principal aide-de-camp to General George Washington, and the commander of a light infantry battalion that attacked a critical redoubt during the Siege of Yorktown. He also saw action at the Battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth Court House. In the last months of the war, Hamilton joined the New York branch of the Society of the Cincinnati.

In honor of the 235th anniversary of the founding of the Society of the Cincinnati, historian Michael Newton discusses Hamilton’s participation in the fight for American independence. Hamilton led the Society of the Cincinnati as its second president general from 1800 until his untimely death four years later.

The lecture will last about 45 minutes, with time afterwards for questions.

June 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Upstate NY

Event: American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference

Lecture title: Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War Service

Location: Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY