Mar 12, 2012

Redcoat's Marksmanship in America

CLICK HERE FOR LINK to Google Books preview of "Redcoats: The British Soldier And War in the Americas, 1755-1763" by Stephen Brumwell - where it says by the Spring of 1761, Amherst observed: "in general all the men are so good marksmen that it requires only a little practice to keeps their hands in".

The author also said "Such repeated references to target practice sit uneasily alongside contemporary and modern comments regarding the limitations of the smooth-bore musket.".  Considering the research and comments made by this author, it sounds like the Redcoats were better marksmen in America than anyone previously thought.

Mar 4, 2012

First Nations Histories

CLICK HERE FOR LINK to First Nations Histories website where you can find the histories of many Native American nations.  Please be sure to click the underlined names of the various nations, to revel a more detailed history.

Feb 29, 2012

The History of Rogers' Rangers by Burt Loescher

CLICK HERE FOR LINK to the Internet Archive where the "The history of Rogers' Rangers" (Volumes v.1, v.2, v.3) by Burt Garfield Loescher can be found.  These three volumes contain a wealth of information, a treasure trove of meticulously researched information about the history of Rogers' Rangers.

Jan 7, 2012

Rewards for Indian Scalps

CLICK HERE FOR LINK to a great article about Rewards for Indian Scalps.