October 28, 2014
An Evening with Dr. Henry P. Williams, III
presenting "The Crossing of the Dan"
Greensboro Country Club Ballroom
The Greensboro Branch ESU collaborated with local chapters of Sons of the American Revolution, to host "An Evening with Dr. Henry P. Williams, III (Phil), presenting "The Crossing of the Dan." The program began with Dr. Williams setting the stage for the confrontation at the Dan River between Charles, Lord Cornwallis, and General Nathanael Greene, followed by the showing of a 21 minute professional documentary showcasing Greene as a masterful military strategist snatching "victory from the jaws of retreat." Dr. Williams, resplendent in an authentic reproduction uniform of his ancestor's regiment, delighted the crowd with his wit and humor. Phil is a member and past Viginia State President of the Sons of the American Revolution and an ESUUS National Board member.
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