Lecture on the Lawn

  • Smith's Castle at Cocumscossoc 55 Richard Smith Drive North Kingstown, RI, 02852 United States


Don N. Hagist, author of The Revolution’s Last Men: The Soldiers behind the Photograhs”

 Don’s books will be available at the gift shop table after the reading.

Don N. Hagist is an independent researcher and an editor for Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com). His focus on demographics and material culture of the British Army in the American Revolution grew from the discovery that there was paucity of literature on the common British soldier, and that much of the conventional wisdom on the subject was inconsistent with available first-hand information. This led to a continuing quest to find and assimilate primary sources in Great Britain and America to better understand the thousands of professional British soldiers who served during the 1775-1783 war.  Don’s specific areas of expertise include British operations in Rhode Island, wives of British soldiers, and the service of the 22nd Regiment of Foot (the Cheshire Regiment) in America. He maintains a blog about British common soldiers,http://redcoat76.blogspot.com/http://redcoat76.blogspot.com, and has published a number of articles in academic journals. His most recent books, The Revolution’s Last Men: The Soldiers behind the Photographs (Westholme Publishing, 2015) and British Soldiers, American War (Westholme Publishing, 2012), are available from major booksellers. Don works as an engineering consultant in Rhode Island, and also writes for several well-known syndicated and freelance cartoonists. He can be contacted at dhagist@cox.net.