Clinton Community College Cultural Affairs Committee and the Kent-Delord House Museum are proud to welcome Dr. David Curtis Skaggs to the North Country!

Dr. David Curtis Skaggs will be hosting a lecture at Clinton Community College on Wednesday October 24th at 12 PM titled “The Battle of Plattsburgh: Re-visited and Re-evaluated,” at the Stafford Auditorium.

Starting at 4:30 PM the Kent-Delord House Museum will be hosting a book signing with Dr. David Curtis Skaggs. Books will be available for purchase at

the Museum.

Here is a short biographical sketch on Dr.David Curtis Skaggs.

Dr. Skagg’s received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Kansas in 1959 and 1960, and his PhD. from Georgetown in 1966.

His teaching career started at Bowling Green State University in 1965, rising to full professorship in 1977. He became Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2001.

Dr. Skaggs’ research and teaching concentrated on colonial and revolutionary America and United States military history. He is the author of Roots of Maryland Democracy, 1753-1776 (Greenwood Press, 1973), Thomas Macdonough: Master of Command in the Early U.S. Navy (Naval Institute Press, 2002), Oliver Hazard Perry: Honor, Courage and Patriotism in the Early U.S. Navy (Naval Institute Press, 2006) and principal co-author of A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 (Naval Institute Press, 1997, paperback 2000). The latter was a History Book Club alternate selection; it and the Perry biography won the North American society of Oceanic History’s prizes for naval history. He is the editor or co-editor of several books including The Poetic Writings of Thomas Cradock, 1718-1770 (University of Delaware Press, 1983), War on the Great Lakes (Kent State University Press, 1991), The Sixty Years’ War for the Great Lakes (Michigan State University Press, 2001, paperback 2010) and a translation of Hessian Captain Johann Ewald’s Treatise on Partisan Warfare (Greenwood Press, 1991) which was originally published in Germany in 1785. Among visiting scholar positions he has been three times visiting professor of military history and strategy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Distinguish Visiting Professor, Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC, William C. Foster Visiting Fellow, U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency in Washington, consulting faculty member, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, visiting professor, East Carolina University, and visiting associate professor University of Wisconsin—Madison. He is currently writing an analysis of the military career of William Henry Harrison.

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