Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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December 1813: The Fall of Fort Niagara and the Burning of the Niagara Frontier

Tuesday, May 10 | 12:30 P.M.

Join guest host Richard Comstock and author Richard V. Barbuto as they discuss the War of 1812 and the human catastrophe of the burning of the Niagara Frontier in December 1813. Only one home was spared along the 37-mile-long border and upwards of 6,000 refugees fled into the snowy forests heading for the Genesee River and safety.

About The speakers

Richard Comstock, LTC, Retired, is a Steward of the Archives Partnership Trust. He spent four years on active duty with the US Army, which included tours of duty in Vietnam and Korea. Richard was also a member of the New York Army National Guard and retired in 1990 after having spent the last four years commanding the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery. Richard was also a tax partner with Arthur Andersen, subsequently a partner at Deloitte, and finally was Managing Director, Tax at MBIA where he retired in 2017. He currently consults on tax matters and is on the board of various not-for-profit organizations.

Richard V. Barbuto is Professor Emeritus of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Richard is a graduate of West Point and served for twenty-three years on active duty as an armor officer. He is a two-time Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award Recipient (2006, 2009) and author of New York's War of 1812: Politics, Society, and Combat, Niagara 1814: America Invades Canada and Long Range Guns, Close Quarter Combat: The Third United States Artillery Regiment in the War of 1812.


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