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Rustic warriors : warfare and the provincial soldier on the New England frontier, 1689-1748

Author: Steven C Eames
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
Series: Warfare and culture series.
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"The early French Wars (1689-1748) in North America saw provincial soldiers, or British white settlers, in Massachusetts and New Hampshire fight against New France and her Native American allies with minimal involvement from England ... Steven Eames demonstrates that [the battlefield style that] developed in early New England was ... a unique way of war that selectively blended elements of European military  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven C Eames
ISBN: 9780814722701 0814722709 9780814722718 0814722717 9780814722879 0814722873
OCLC Number: 724667217
Description: xiii, 306 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The New England provincial soldier: a problem of perception --
The initiation of war and the New England military system --
Garrisons: the first line of defense --
Provincial forts: the magnet --
Scouts: patrols, probes, and raids --
Expeditions: the Anglo-American partnership --
Stores of war: the logistical nightmare --
Recruiting: gone for a soldier --
Officers: chosen to lead --
Battle drill and fighting spirit --
Battle experience: facing the enemy --
The wounds of war.
Series Title: Warfare and culture series.
Other Titles: Warfare and the provincial soldier on the New England frontier, 1689-1748
Responsibility: Steven C. Eames.

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Provides an understanding of how war was conducted in the early French Wars in northern New England  Read more...

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"Rustic Warrior is an important contribution to the military history of colonial America."-"American Historical Review",

 
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