Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Join guest host Richard Comstock and author Richard V. Barbuto as they discuss the defense of New York City during the War of 1812. New Yorkers remembered the British occupation of their city during the Revolutionary War. Now, they learned of the catastrophic British attack on Washington, D.C. and were bracing for an even larger and more destructive onslaught. Learn how they prevented a British invasion and how their work left a permanent mark on New York City.

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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