Marshall House elects Distinguished Historian
Friederike Baer elected The Marshall House Distinguished Historian
The Marshall House is pleased to announce the election of Friederike Baer as The Marshall House Distinguished Historian.
Professor Baer is a leading researcher and writer of the American Revolution on participation by troops from German principalities fighting alongside the British Army.
Her book Hessians was awarded the 2023 Society of the Cincinnati Prize and the 2022 American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia's Book Award.
Professor Baer continues to research in preparation of further publication. Her website is https://friederikebaer.com/ .
The Saratoga, NY area is fortunate to have presentations by this eminent researcher. She has spoken at the Saratoga Battlefield, and at the Women in War Symposiums originated by The Marshall House.
This is the first such recognition by The Marshall House Inc., not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the general public about the historical role of women in war, with a particular emphasis on the American Revolutionary War. Part of the organization’s work is to support preservation of the historic Marshall House in Schuylerville, New York.
Open House at The Marshall House
Historians, professional and amateur, and students..., everyone’s particular interest is satisfied when visiting The Marshall House. Imagine treading on the very floor trod by the intrepid Baroness Frederika Riedesel or looking into the corner of the old stone cellar where she took refuge as cannon balls crashed on the floor above her during the horrendous week preceding the surrender of Burgoyne’s army.
The Marshall House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a private residence whose owners open their home to organized groups by appointment. Arrangements may be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 518-695-3765. A $10 donation per adult is suggested. Children are free.
Owner David Bullard showing visitors the blood stains left by wounded soldiers when The Marshall House was used as a hospital during the retreat of the British forces following their defeat at the Battles of Saratoga.
A book exhibit showing several nineteenth century books that mention The Marshall House as an early landmark of the American Revolution.
The cellar where Baroness Riedesel, her three little daughters and other women, children and wounded soldiers took refuge is always the paramount moment of a visit to The Marshall House.
Against this wall, the Baroness tried to rest after caring for the wounded during their ordeal in The Marshall House.
Debbie Bailey performs her popular impersonation of Baroness Riedesel in her 20-25 minute reenactment in the very room used as a hospital for wounded soldiers.