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Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons – Washington’s Eyes & Watchdogs of the Highlands – Virtual Lecture
November 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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- Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom
- Tickets: $5.00 per household. The Zoom link will be included at the bottom of your confirmation email under Additional Details. The Zoom link will also be posted on the Online Event page on Eventbrite and emailed to you 24 hours and 1 hour before the event.
In honor of Veteran’s Day and in connection with the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Norwalk’s Changing Communities 13,000 BC – 1835”, the Society is hosting the Zoom lecture, “Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons – Washington’s Eyes & Watchdogs of the Highlands” with guest presenter, Eric Chandler, Norwalk Historical Commissioner and Society board member.
Join Eric Chandler as he explores the role Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons played during the American Revolution. Many people are unaware that the first commissioned cavalry in the history of the United States was formed in, and consisted largely of men from Connecticut. Commissioned December 12, 1776, Sheldon’s Horse is credited with playing a key role in helping to win the American War for Independence.
This program is in conjunction with the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Norwalk’s Changing Communities – 13,000BC – 1835”, which was funded in part by grants from Connecticut Humanities and the City of Norwalk Historical Commission.
About the Presenter
Eric Chandler is retired from a 30+ year career as an underwriter for a leading land title insurance company. He has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider, and mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Norwalk Historical Commission and sits on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors. His artistic endeavors included writing and recording a comedy CD, and decades as a musician playing Saxes in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife Catherine, taking classes, giving lectures on historical topics and continuing to live history.The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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