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Battle of the Hook to be discussed at Warner Hall

On Wednesday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m., guests at the sixth event at the Inn at Warner Hall’s dinner and discussion series will learn more about Gloucester County’s pivotal role in securing the Patriot victory in the Revolutionary War, specifically at the Battle of the Hook that immediately preceded the Siege at Yorktown.

The Inn at Warner Hall’s Dinner and Discussion series features a prominent speaker, gourmet buffet dinner, and thoughtful conversation.

Warren Deal, committee chairman for the Battle of the Hook reenactment event that will take place on the Warner Hall grounds on October 19-20, will lead the discussion.

By day, Deal is a generation project manager for Dominion Virginia Power. He graduated from Gloucester High School and Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering.

Deal is also a member and officer of the recreated Seventh Virginia Regiment, a Revolutionary War re-enactment group, and has participated in living history and re-enactment events from North Carolina to Maine for seven years. He is currently the lieutenant of the Rifle Company of the Seventh Virginia and his unit will participate in the Battle of the Hook re-enactment this year.

The re-enactment will bring more than 1,000 infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime landing re-enactors from across the country to the Inn at Warner Hall, home of President George Washington’s ancestors.

The Dinner and Discussion events are $50 per person and include dinner, complimentary wine and the featured speaker. Seating is limited. Contact Warner Hall at 800-331-2720 or to reserve a seat.

The October 30 Dinner and Discussion will feature Dr. Quentin Kidd, a professor of political science and director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. He will lead a discussion on the upcoming elections and Virginia’s political landscape.

The Inn at Warner Hall is at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County.

posted 09.18.2013

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