SAR- Watkinsville-speaker historian Bill Kabel

Kabel to speak about Wabash Battle at Sons of American Revolution meeting

Oconee Leader– 30 December 2015

The program for the January 5 regular meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution will be provided by Compatriot Bill Kabel, historian of the era of the American Revolution.

Few people realize that the American Army’s worst defeat by the Indians was not in 1876, when General George A. Custer and all of his men were killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, but 85 years earlier there was a battle in the Ohio wilderness where the American Army, led by a little-known American Revolutionary War General, suffered nearly three times more casualties than did Custer. Although never given the notoriety of “Custer’s Last Stand,” the seemingly insignificant “Battle on the Wabash” has had long-lasting repercussions – even to this day.

Bill Kabel of the Piedmont Chapter will discuss the “march to massacre” and why this battle deserves more prominent mention in American history.

The meeting is open to the public. The Sons of the American Revolution chapter provides a monthly series of historical talks about the era of the American Revolution, promoting scholarly and popular interest in the extraordinary generation that created our great republic.

The meeting location will be at the Jennings Mill Country Club, 1150 Chambers Court, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677 (Ph: 706-548-3266). Social Hour will begin at 6:00 with buffet dinner to open at 6:45 followed by the progr