Tomahawk and Musket

This book tells the complete story of these ambitious raids and counter-raids, giving in-depth detail on the forces, terrain, and tactics.

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Author: René Chartrand

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780960333

Category: History

Page: 80

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In 1758, at the height of the French and Indian War, British Brigadier General John Forbes led his army on a methodical advance against Fort Duquesene, French headquarters in the Ohio valley. As his army closed in upon the fort, he sent Major Grant of the 77th Highlanders and 850 men on a reconnaissance in force against the fort. The French, alerted to this move, launched their own counter-raid. 500 French and Canadians, backed by 500 Indian allies, ambushed the highlanders and sent them fleeing back to the main army. With the success of that operation, the French planed their own raid against the English encampment at Fort Ligonier under less than fifty miles away. With only 600 men, against an enemy strength of 4,000, he ordered a daring night attack on the heart of the enemy encampment. This book tells the complete story of these ambitious raids and counter-raids, giving in-depth detail on the forces, terrain, and tactics.

With Musket Tomahawk

Combining strategic, tactical, and personal detail, historian Michael Logusz describes how the patriots of the newly organized Northern Army defeated England’s massive onslaught of 1777, all but ensuring America’s independence.

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Author: Michael O. Logusz

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781935149538

Category: History

Page: 437

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A comprehensive history of the brutal wilderness war that secured America’s independence in 1777—by an author with “a flair for vivid detail” (Library Journal). With Musket and Tomahawk is a vivid account of the American and British struggles in the sprawling wilderness region of the American northeast during the Revolutionary War. Combining strategic, tactical, and personal detail, historian Michael Logusz describes how the patriots of the newly organized Northern Army defeated England’s massive onslaught of 1777, all but ensuring America’s independence. Britain’s three-pronged thrust was meant to separate New England from the rest of the young nation. Yet, despite its superior resources, Britain’s campaign was a disaster. Gen. John Burgoyne emerged from a woodline with six thousand soldiers to surrender to the Patriots at Saratoga in October 1777. Within the Saratoga campaign, countless battles and skirmishes were waged from the borders of Canada to Ticonderoga, Bennington, and West Point. Heroes on both sides were created by the score amid the madness, cruelty, and hardship of what can rightfully be called the terrible Wilderness War of 1777.

With Musket Tomahawk

Grabbing Dillenbeck's bayonet-tipped musket, a Loyalist attempted to wrestle the weapon out of his hands. Wrestling it free from the Loyalist, Dillenbeck smashed the musket's butt squarely into the face of his opponent.

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Author: Michael O. Logusz

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612000831

Category: History

Page: 264

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This history of the 1777 Wilderness War in America’s fight for independence chronicles the Patriot defense against British and Iroquois attackers. Continuing his acclaimed history of the battles for New England during the Revolutionary War, Michael Logusz chronicles the British Army’s campaign from Lake Ontario down the Mohawk Valley. This campaign, led by Gen. Barry St. Leger, was perhaps the most terrifying of all, as it overran a sparsely populated wilderness where colonists had long needed to bear arms against the Iroquois Federation. Yet now, the British had made common cause with the Iroquois, forming an even more fearsome enemy. In upstate New York, the Patriot Fort Stanwix held fast, though surrounded by St. Leger’s forces and his Mohawk and Loyalist auxiliaries. Some eight hundred Patriots under militia leader Nicholas Herkimer attempted to relieve the fort, but were ambushed en route in the Battle of Oriskany, the basis for the movie Drums Along the Mohawk. In the end, Fort Stanwix was relieved only when Benedict Arnold marched his troops through and forced the British to give up their western onslaught. In With Musket and Tomahawk Volume II, Logusz captures the terrain, tactics, and terror of this multifaceted wilderness war.

With Musket and Tomahawk Vol II

The peaceful tran- quility of the ravine was instantly shattered as hundreds of muskets and rifles roared in unison. Bloodthirsty war whoops ... Here and there, a warrior emerged suddenly to throw a spear or fling a tomahawk.

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Author: Michael O. Logusz

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612002255

Category: History

Page: 264

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"Using colorful storytelling techniques, Logusz captures the personalities of those individuals who played a pivotal role in the outcome of the Mohawk Valley Campaign...breathes dramatic life into a depiction of the long standing alliances and rivalries that fueled Patriot and Loyalist causes in the region, while describing how neighbors, families, friends and foes were caught up in Burgoyne's doomed play."ÑToy Soldier and Model Figure "Logusz does an excellent job outlining the Battle of Oriskany, where an initial Patriot relief force coming to the aid of Fort Stanwix was ambushed and almost wiped out...fascinating, well documented, and occasionally thought provoking.ÓÑThe Journal of AmericaÕs Military Past

Musket Tomahawk

This book, Musket and Tomahawk, has been adapted from Parkman's more expansive work by the Leonaur Editors, especially for those students of military history-both serious and casual-who are primarily concerned with the war itself.

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Author: Francis Parkman

Publisher: Leonaur Limited

ISBN: 1846773105

Category: History

Page: 380

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Francis Parkman's history Montcalm and Wolfe, originally published in two volumes is, possibly, the finest history book to come out of America and is the definitive account of the Seven Years War in the New World. It sets the conflict in an historical context and includes both biographies of its principal characters and much about its political consequences. This book, Musket and Tomahawk, has been adapted from Parkman's more expansive work by the Leonaur Editors, especially for those students of military history-both serious and casual-who are primarily concerned with the war itself. This was a war fought under blazing suns and driving snows. It was fought in the deep forests, on lakes and rivers and on the slopes of mountains. It was a war of ambuscade, sieges, massacres and the storming of palisades and burning blockhouses. It brought collisions in full battle between the regular troops of Britain and France, but it also embraced militias drawn from the settlers of both sides including famous backwoodsmen and scouts who became the Rangers. Not least of those embroiled were the deadly indigenous people of the land-the Indian tribes of the Eastern Woodlands-who fought according to their individual loyalties to each side and who brought a colour and savagery which was unique to this frontier conflict. Musket and Tomahawk is a riveting story of a war that has always fascinated students of military history because of its very diversity.

Journal Appendix

Most of the wounds were gunshot , also spear wounds and tomahawk wounds ; most of them are fearfully mutilated . ... I should say the bullets were from muskets , both from the appearance of the wounds as well as the balls produced ...

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Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

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ISBN: UCAL:C2628212

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With Musket Tomahawk

In this third volume of Michael Logusz’s epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army’s southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of ...

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Author: Michael O. Logusz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781631440410

Category: History

Page: 256

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In this third volume of Michael Logusz’s epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army’s southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of assisting a much larger British Army that is threatened to the north of New York City in the wilderness region of Saratoga. In previous works on the Wilderness War, Logusz deftly described General John Burgoyne’s efforts in the Saratoga campaign. He covered the exploits of British general Barry St. Leger and the convergence of British, German, Canadian mercenary, loyalist, and Indian forces toward Albany. In this third installment, Logusz presents how British general Sir William Howe was to advance northward from New York City with a force of almost twenty thousand regulars accompanied with a strong river naval force to link up with the two other commanders in Albany. Capturing Albany would not only deny the provincials a vital town on the edge of a wilderness, but also cut off the entire region of New England from the rest of the newly established nation. Instead, Howe decided to pursue Washington in Pennsylvania, leaving behind British general Sir Henry Clinton in New York City to deal with the city's lingering troubles and the events to the north. The book vividly describes the hardships encountered by the patriots fighting for independence and their opponents, along with Clinton’s experiences in and around New York City, West Point, and the Hudson Valley region. Logusz illustrates in depth the terrain, tactics, and terror of the multifaceted Wilderness War of 1777. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Skirmishers Feare Series Book 1

The musket hit the pinned Indian in the head and disoriented him. Zeke wrenched the tomahawk from his belt and leapt at the disoriented man. The tomahawk hammered down on the man's head like a cleaver on a shank of beef.

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Author: Alec Merrill

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483449616

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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The Frontier - Upper New York 1745 Imagine travelling to your friend's house for a visit only to find him dead. His wife and children are missing. It takes five hours to reach the nearest settlement which doesn't have any authorities. What do you do? Ezekiel Feare, a new struggling homesteader on the Mohawk River was in this situation. His actions dealing with his friend's death result in some unforeseen consequences that jeopardize his livelihood and potentially his very existence. The war between the British and French intensifies, resulting in the call-out of the local militia. Feare learns he is expected to report. With no military training and ill equipped, his expectations of survival look dim. To bolster his chances of survival, Feare takes certain measures that place him in conflict with other militiamen. It all comes to a head when the company receives orders to march north. On the northward march Feare faces two foes; one that might destroy him while the other might kill him. Will he s

Beyond the Quiet Hills Spirit of Appalachia Book 2

He was nottwenty feet away, and witha wild, savage cry, he dropped the musket, snatchedatomahawk from hisbelt, and threw himself forward toward Andrew. Thesightof that glittering tomahawk, caught by the afternoon sun, senta chill of ...

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Author: Aaron McCarver

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441262332

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In Beyond the Quiet Hills, Hawk and Elizabeth Spencer struggle to survive and raise their family on the Tennessee frontier. Hawk also brings his son Jacob to live with them at the Watauga Settlement, but Jacob resents the strong bond between Hawk and his stepbrother Andrew. Things are complicated between the stepbrothers when they are both drawn to the same girl. As a part of a villain's vengeful plot against Hawk and his family, men disguised as Cherokees attack the settlement, injuring some settlers and taking Hawk's daughter captive. The settlers want to attack the Cherokees, but Hawk discovers the plot and must race to keep a war from raging across the frontier.

Boys Life

He heard the slam of Cobb's musket as he hurriedly reloaded his own, and, glancing briefly over his shoulder, he saw an Indian squirming in the thick ... As he passed the dead Seneca he reached down and scooped up the brave's tomahawk.

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Page: 76

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

THE BLOSSOM AND THE MUSKET

They inflicted furious blows with muskets now empty. Tomahawks flashed in the sun, performing hand to hand combat against a desperate foe as they fought for the advantage. The horses milled about panicking, frothing and foaming at the ...

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Author: Andrew Earl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479740185

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Based in the upper North Island, New Zealand during the period of the Maori wars 1830’s to 1860’s the heroes belong to the small brave Militia that roamed these parts led by the main characters John Tripp and the head scout Tarata. Victoria Lynn sailed from England to assist with her uncle’s family at William Glenn Station becoming romantically involved with John Tripp. Interwoven amongst unbroken countryside and raging wars known as the ‘Battles of the North Island’, small gangs of looters, murderers and ship-jumpers appear along with natural disasters – volcano and earthquake – a young love weaves its way.

A Leader of Wolves

Landing with a hard thud on the ground, his right leg was pinned under the dead horse. From the trees, Cherokee war whoops echoed, and four warriors ran out, one loading a musket while the others had tomahawks.

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Author: Erick W. Nason

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781682354124

Category: Fiction

Page: 542

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The fourth book of a series, A Leader of Wolves: The Adventures of Captain Jacob Clarke, Continental Officer picks up where the third book left off in the fateful year of 1776. The American Revolution has just begun, and South Carolina is preparing for any British attempts to take the city. Many answer the call to join, from hardened and scarred veterans from the Anglo-Cherokee War, to those who feel the need to join. Along with these volunteers is Jacob Clarke, who once more answers the call. While they took the city of Charles Town with no bloodshed, they knew it wouldn’t last long. All will be tested when the British arrive and they have to defend Fort Sullivan, or freedom will die with them. Clarke’s military career began in the French and Indian War as a 16-year-old who joined Rogers Rangers in New York State. He fought all through that war, to include the taking of Quebec, before being sent to South Carolina to assist with the Anglo-Cherokee War. There he fought with Marion, Moultrie, and Sumter. As the American Revolution begins, he answers the call once again, but as a Continental Officer of the 2nd South Carolina. He participated in the securing of Charles Town and the stalwart defense of Fort Sullivan.

Ghost Fire

The musket shots seemed to have come from the bushes by the roadside, but no one was there. At that moment, the bushes ... Before his enemy could rise, Theo ran to the forest, carrying the musket with the tomahawk still lodged in it.

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Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785769450

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Grab the thrilling bestseller for the adventure fan in your life this Christmas. In this brand new Courtney Series novel by bestselling author, Wilbur Smith, comes an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the reader deep into the seething heart of the French and Indian War. 1754. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents. Theo, wracked with guilt, seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and Indian army. Connie, believing herself abandoned by her brother, and abused and brutalised by a series of corrupt guardians, makes her way to France, where she is welcomed into high society. Here, she once again finds herself at the mercy of vicious men, whose appetite for war and glory lead her to the frontlines of the French battlefield in North America. As the siblings find their destinies converging once more, they realise that the vengeance and redemption they both desperately seek could cost them their lives . . .

Scrying

He took a quick inventory—a blanket, a tomahawk, and a musket with no powder or ball. Brian brought the ends of the blanket together and held it like a suitcase to carry his musket and tomahawk The knife and tomahawk, one on either side ...

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Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 9781926839172

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With Sacred Honor

As I staggered backwards, I saw Crum throw aside my musket, which had been deeply pierced by warrior's tomahawk. Pat jumped on the man like Satan's own naked imp and shoved him to the ground in a great doubled mass.

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Author: William T. Johnson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578098739

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Solomon is a Stockbridge Indian in an English mission town in the mid-18th century. He spends his youth learning trades, immersing himself in the life of the woods, providing for his fellow villagers, and becoming adept at bridging white and Indian ways. He courts the beautiful Catherine, only to have her vanish from his life just as their love begins to blossom. Then, the outbreak of hostilities between the English and French completely upturns Solomon's town and his world, and he is suddenly thrust into the role of scout for Hobbs' Company of Rangers. With Sacred Honor follows Solomon and his companions as they trek through the wilderness of North America, fighting the French and their Indian allies. They stand together against death, mayhem, and a crazed and murderous British officer. Johnson's engaging tale resonates with authenticity; the realities of life in colonial America come alive, and the reader is drawn into a universe of smoke and gunfire, courage and cowardice, romance and redemption.

The Way of War

Irregulars Captain Anton vanDyck I : 5 M : 8 ” P : 4 R : 5 Sp : 2 Df : 2 Dm : 1 Sl : 6 Un : 0 Weapon : Musket Knife ... Un : 0 Weapon : Musket Tomahawk R : 16 " D : 1 Ac : 3 At : 0 R : 0 D : 1 Ac : 2 At : 0 Ability : Musket Cost : 114.

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Author: Bill Aguier

Publisher: The CaBil

ISBN: 0966476506

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

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The Warriors Part 1 The Wetzel

Knotche yanked the tomahawk out, wiped it on the sergeant's linen shirt before slipping it back into its sheath. He pulled out his knife, ... Mason suddenly whirled around, knocking Heron off balance with his musket barrel. The tomahawk ...

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Author: Norbert Aubrey

Publisher: Ocean Ridge Press

ISBN: 9781734843026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

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The Warriors Part 1 The Wetzel is the backstory for a trilogy, telling how tone of the most unusual and controversial true life characters in American Revolutionary War history was created. Knotche and his small band of native warriors capture two scrappy young boys , sons of a settler. Even though Knotche was seeking to avenge the murder of his father by taking white scalps, he spares their lives with plans for another member of his band to adopt them into their declining numbers.

Samuel of the Nations

Other warriors were painted blue or black and yellow or blue a red with white dots, with musket, tomahawk or knife ready to inflict death. I was so taken by the scene I forgot myself, but only for a second as I heard the wobbling whoosh ...

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Author: Norman Jay Landerman-Moore

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460295137

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

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Occasionally, unknown individuals engage in momentous events. They associate with iconic people standing at the heart of nations. Samuel Saunders is one of these. Beginning at age 15 and continuing until his demise, Samuel of the Nations chronicles a lad engaged in events dramatically affecting people and nations on a continental scale. Based on first-hand accounts and historical records, the reader will experience, through Samuel's eyes, decisive clashes and convulsion of cultures during the 18th and 19th centuries. Details of tribulation in the Caribbean, American Colonies, and Canada and among Native American tribes become personal testimonies of truth. It is the story of real people engaged in events that set monumental changes in motion within the western hemisphere. Changes affecting the world well into the modern era. Embraced as a son by Daniel Boone, Samuel helped blaze the Wilderness Road and construct Boones Fort. Near there, Samuel and his friend William McQuinney were attacked by Shawnee warriors. William was killed while Samuel, taken prisoner, was adopted into the Shawnee Nation, launching adventures he could never have anticipated. After three years in research the author, Norman Jay Landerman-Moore, set about writing this creative non-fiction novel, bringing human drama, adventure and national movements to greater heights of understanding while revealing a love story between an English lad and a Shawnee girl that began generations of some incredible people. It all began in Cardington, Bedfordshire England. The year was 1760....

The New York Literary Gazette and Phi Beta Kappa Repository

the tomahawk , or the musket of his dying “ Thou art a coward , ” cried Ben , “ to comrade , ere he could again load his piece ; hide behind a tree . ” and the odds in that case would be greatly “ ' Twere worse , " quoth the stranger ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092691013

Category: Literature

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