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Highland Broadsword

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Seminar / Lecture
January 18, 2019
Anderson House
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Join the Society of the Cincinnati and British military historian and armaments specialist Paul Newman for a discussion of the Highland broadsword, the iconic weapon of the Highland Scots in the eighteenth century, in the featured in the Society's current exhibition, A Revolution in Arms: Weapons in the War for Independence.

During the Revolutionary War, the basket-hilt broadsword was carried by Scottish infantrymen and some British dragoons in the Royal Army, as well as by Scottish immigrants to the Carolinas and Georgia who served in loyalist units. American troops captured Highland broadswords on the battlefield as well as from British supply ships.

The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the sword.

Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 785-2040