Historian to recount tale of WWI Lost Battalion

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A historian’s presentation on the legendary Lost Battalion of 600 men who charged into the Argonne Forest in the final weeks of World War I is scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Oneida County History Center in Utica.

Edward G. Lengel is a historian who has written several books on George Washington and World War I. His latest book, “Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Battalion,” was published in September. Lengel leads history and battlefield tours throughout Europe and the United States. He writes regularly for Military History Quarterly, American History and other periodicals, and has made television and radio appearances on The History Channel, Fox News, SiriusXM, and National Public Radio. He also appears on the World War I Centennial Commission’s weekly podcast.

The program is in the center’s main gallery. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The history center is at 1608 Genesee St. in Utica.

The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for information.

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