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 1.  Braddock Road Chronicles, 1755 (From the Diaries and Records of Members of the Braddock Expedition and Others Arranged in a Day by Day Chronology)
Andrew J. Wahll
(1999), 2006, 5x8, paper, 558 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
In 1755 Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock was put in charge of constructing a road from the Potomac River at Wills Creek (Cumberland, MD), to Fort Duquesne (present-day Pittsburgh) at the forks of the Ohio River. His object was to take the fort and thereby launch the conquest of French-held North America. Although Braddock was killed not far from his goal in the grisly clash known today as Braddock's Defeat, the route that he opened ultimately became a highway for western emigration, and part of it was incorporated in the National Road. The making of the Braddock Road was an engineering marvel that tested the abilities and endurance of its builders. The remarkable detail contained in this compilation is too vast to mention here but includes descriptions of forts, personnel, food, Indians, clothing, lodging and more. Carpenters, artificers, shoemakers, tailors, wagonmasters, farriers, nurses, cooks: nothing less than a traveling city was required in the construction of the Braddock Road. Personal journals and official military reports and correspondence are gold mines for anyone who studies the people, events and daily life of the past. The material collected here is extracted from the records of British army regulars (including Braddock, St. Clair, Gage and others), colonial militia (Cresap, Croghan, Gist, Washington, etc.), camp followers, American colonists (Burd, Hamilton, Franklin, Dinwiddie, Delancy, etc.), French-Canadians (Contrecoeur, Dumas, Lotbinier, etc.) and newspapers. The ultimate battle is described firsthand. Short biographical sketches, a chronology and a list of sources round out this comprehensive study. These fascinating accounts are enhanced with informative annotations. Maps and illustrations are included.
Price: 42.00 USD


 2.  Henry Mowat: Voyage of the Canceaux 1764-1776: Abridged Logs of H. M. Armed Ship Canceaux.
Andrew J. Wahll
2003, 5x8, paper, 398 pp, Heritage Books
In 1764, the Canceaux began a voyage of 12 years during which the officers and men performed survey work used in the creation of one of the most important and magnificent coastal marine atlases ever produced covering 3,000 miles of New England coastline. In 1775, under the gathering storm clouds of the American Revolution, the Canceaux was redirected to undertake an expedition along the coast of the District of Maine to assert the authority of the crown. The Canceaux, under these Admiralty orders, participated in the bombardment and subsequent destruction of the thriving seaport of Falmouth in the District of Massachesetts.The Canceaux's logs were kept by commander Lieut. Henry Mowat, R. N. and sailing master Ensign William Hogg, R.N., aboard the sloop of war, while surveying for the Atlantic Neptune along the coast of the District of Maine, and undertaking the Falmouth Expedition. The log contains details on supplies, presence and movements of ships nearby, ship routine including discipline, court martials, weaponry, significant weather events and activities of the surveyors. Maps and illustrations enhance this valuable work.
Price: 40.00 USD


 3.  Sabino, Popham Colony (Maine) Reader: 1602-2003
Andrew J. Wahll
(2000), 2003, 5x8, paper, 479 pp, Heritage Books
The year 2007 will mark the 400th anniversary of English colonization in North America. In 1607, the Virginia Company of London sent two colonizing expeditions to North America. London financiers bankrolled the first settlement at Jamestown, on the mouth of the James River (in present-day Virginia). The second expedition was sent out from the English port of Plymouth, establishing the Popham Colony in "northern Virginia," now New England. Popham Colony was planted at the mouth of the Kennebec River in Maine, centered around the newly constructed Fort St. George. This region was also known as "Sabino," "Norumbega" and "Mawooshin." The Popham Colony lasted little more than a year as a result of an especially severe winter and poor leadership. This unique site remained relatively undisturbed until recent archeological excavations revealed it exactly as shown on a map prepared by John Hunt in 1607. This book is a chronological collection of written records pertaining to the Popham Colony. These fascinating records begin with narratives of the early voyages of discovery in 1602. Included are journal entries, letters and extracts from the writings of Champlain, Gorges, John Smith, and the Jesuit Relations, to name a few. Later historical works from the 19th and 20th centuries are also included.
Price: 45.00 USD



 4.  Sea Raptors: Logs of Voyages of Private Armed Vessels, Comet and Chasseur, Commanded by Tom Boyle, 1812-1815
Andrew Wahll
2008, 5x8, paper, index, 166 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Sea Raptors is a War of 1812 sea narrative based on the ships' logs of two fast sailing schooners, the Comet and the Chasseur, commanded by Captain Tom Boyle of Fells Point (near Baltimore), Maryland. It also includes Court Martial testimony of Lt. James Edward Gordon, Captain of HMS St. Lawrence, after the stunning defeat by Thomas Boyle off Cuba aboard the Chasseur. The narrative highlights the advantages of ship design developed along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay coupled with the human factor of seamanship and ship handling. The Baltimore schooners, the Comet and the Chasseur, were both built at the Kemp Yard in Fells Point to carry commerce between the North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea and Baltimore. They were light, sharp of hull, and sat low in the water; built for speed; with fine lines and a long run aft with two sharply raked masts which allowed most efficient use of wind while maintaining maneuverability. Sails were of cotton, rather than heavier flaxen duck that held its shape better, were lighter and required less wetting down to hold slight sea breezes. In combat these logs show American private armed vessels fired their long guns from great distances aimed at their foes rigging, then when disabled, they swooped in to board the floundering vessel and take her as a prize. The Chasseur's early voyages were as a top-sail schooner; however, on the last voyage she was rigged as a brig which was better suited for maneuverability. According to the ship's crew manifest, the crew size of the Chasseur consisted of 131 seamen that were needed to replace battle casualties and for prize crews.
Price: 20.00 USD



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