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 1.  A Sketch of the Virginia Soldier in the Revolution
Andrew Gallup
(1991), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 146 pp, Heritage Books
Collections of Revolutionary War artifacts seldom contain the history of individual items. Who used it? Where was it used? That information is lost. A Sketch of the Virginia Soldier in the Revolution identifies which uniforms and equipment were used by reviewing the documentary evidence. Military records, newspapers, journals and letters provided data from which a "sketch" of the soldier's appearance was drawn. Rather than create a generic soldier, this work concentrates on the infantryman from Virginia. After determining what equipment was used by the Virginians, examples are presented and discussed. A short history of the Virginian's role in the Revolution is included. From the battle of Trenton through the evacuation of Philadelphia in 1778, Virginians made up a major portion of the Continental Army under George Washington. Maps illustrate the actions at Great Bridge, Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Eutaw Springs. This book is a great resource for reenactors as well as history buffs. Line drawings clearly illustrate the clothing and equipment. Following an introduction to uniforms and equipment, examples are given of the clothing worn by the different Virginia regiments. Individual pieces of clothing are described: hunting shirts, waistcoats, breeches, headgear, shoes, regimental coats, and so on. Firearms and accoutrements-cartridge boxes, shot pouches and bayonets-are discussed fully. Other equipment covered here includes haversacks, knapsacks, tents, cookware, canteens, blankets, razors, and combs. The book contains a full name and subject index. This book is based on research for the author's M.A. thesis. Mr. Gallup has a master's degree in anthropology from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and a B.A. degree in history from Michigan State University. He has also written and edited several works on the French and Indian War.
G1104 
Price: 17.50 USD

 

 

 2.  La Marine: The French Colonial Soldier in Canada, 1745-1761
Andrew Gallup and Donald F. Shaffer
(1992), 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp, Heritage Books
This work brings together information from primary and secondary sources concerning the equipment, daily life, and military service of the French colonial soldier in Canada during the final French and Indian War. Recruited in France by the Ministry of the Marine, these men were organized into independent companies-Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine-and assigned to posts throughout the French colonial empire. The marine in Canada was the only regular soldier in the colony from 1685 to 1755. His assignment to Canada was for life. After his term of service, he was expected to become a colonist. Unlike other European soldiers, the marine became part of the country in which he served. In many cases, he became as Canadian as those native born. Topics include: history, material culture, a marine's life, marine music, cannoneers-bombardiers, watercraft, and French fortifications in Canada, along with several appendices that cover such items as: the organization of a marine company in Canada, marine pay, a list of marine officers, caliber of French artillery and small arms, and Native Americans allied with the French. This book examines a military force that has been condemned or virtually ignored by historians, suggesting instead that these soldiers were an effective military force and important to the development of North America. It contains an abundance of reference material and would complement the libraries of many museums and historical sites, as well as the private collections of re-enactment enthusiasts.
G0711 
Price: 26.50 USD

 
 


 3.  Memoir of a French and Indian War Soldier [by] "Jolicoeur" Charles Bonin
Andrew Gallup
(1993), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 254 pp, Heritage Books
This memoir is unique. It is not only a first-person account of the French and Indian War, a scarce commodity, but it is also the work of a common soldier, rarer still. Charles Bonin's story reads as if the reader were sharing wine with the old veteran in a Paris cafe. It was first published in Quebec by Abbe H. R. Casgrain in 1887. In 1941, the Pennsylvania Historical Commission translated Casgrain's work. This edition includes the notes of the previous editions and additional explanations by Mr. Gallup, 1745-1761.
G0872 
Price: 25.00 USD

 


 4.  The Celoron Expedition to the Ohio Country, 1749: The Reports of Pierre-Joseph Celoron and Father Bonnecamps
Andrew Gallup
(1997), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 110 pp, Heritage Books
Few Americans have heard of the 1749 French expedition into western Pennsylvania and southern Ohio, known as the Céloron Expedition. The limited interest in this trek has often centered on the lead plates that the French buried along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers. France was pressured to take action as English traders became dominant in the disputed Ohio territory. The French sent Captain Pierre-Joseph Céloron de Blainville with a large force to show the flag and compel the English traders to leave. This book contains the reports of Céloron, the expedition's commander, and the Jesuit priest, Father Bonnecamps. The two reports complement each other. Céloron wrote of how he dealt with the Native Americans and otherwise conducted his assignment. Bonnecamps detailed the flora, fauna and other aspects of natural science, as well as activities of the expedition. Taken together, the two reports give an excellent snapshot of the Ohio country just prior to the final French and Indian War. These journals, published over seventy-five years ago in The Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications, Volume XXIX (1920), have not been readily accessible to the public. Additions to this new edition include an introduction, annotations, maps and an index of names, places and events. The maps show the locations of French forts in western Pennsylvania, and the routes Céloron followed from Montreal to Lake Chautauqua, and Lake Chautauqua to Pickawillany. Anyone interested in North American colonial history and/or Native American cultural history will appreciate the importance of this volume. Andrew Gallup has a master's degree in anthropology from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and a B.A. degree in history from Michigan State University. He has written and edited several works on the French and Indian War.
G0606 
Price: 14.50 USD

 
 

 


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