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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2017-18 class of research fellows as she discusses her research topic America’s First Band of Brothers: Friendship, Camaraderie, and Collusion within the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Era on Thursday, October 26. A boxed lunch will be provided.


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David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall
Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

About Rachel Engl

Engl is a Ph.D. candidate at Lehigh University whose research explores the lived experience of men who fought in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War by uncovering the significance of personal connections they developed throughout the conflict and their ability to sustain these bonds into the years of the early republic. In reinterpreting the history of the army through the lens of emotions and relationships, her work reveals new insights about the constructs of manhood as well as the nature and legacy of the American Revolution.

Engl is a recipient of the Amanda and Greg Gregory Fellowship.