Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Men from Fauquier history spotlighted

Dr. John D. Sinks will speak on the Culpeper Minute Battalion and the men from the Fauquier companies at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Bealeton Library.

The Culpeper Minute Battalion, formed in 1775, was the best organized and most famous of the 16 Virginia minute battalions. The victory at Great Bridge effectively forced the British out of Virginia until 1781 and enabled Virginia to contribute to the Revolutionary War effort in the nation's north and the south.

Dr. Sinks is a member of and the historian for the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and a past president of the Virginia Society SAR. He holds a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College, master's and doctoral degrees from Duke University, and a master's of administration from George Washington University. He is a direct descendant of Corporal Moses Allan of Capt. William Pickett's Company, Culpeper Minute Battalion, which was a Fauquier County company.

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