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The Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley, The St. Leger Expedition of 1777
By: Gavin K. Watt with research assistance by James F. Morrison
Published by Dundurn, Toronto
Softcover... 32.95 (C$)
In the summer of 1777, while the British and the Americans were engaged in the bitter American Revolution, a massive campaign was launched from Canada into New York State.

Brigadier Barry St. Leger led a crucial expedition from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley. The goal was to travel by waterways to join Lieutenant General John Burgoyne in the siege of Albany. But Leger encountered obstacles along the way. While laying siege to Fort Stanwix, Leger received word that Benedict Arnold was leading a massive relief column that was headed their way. Leger and his men retreated, and despite a later attempt to carry on, were never able to help Burgoyne. The Americans then destroyed the British-held Fort Ticonderoga, marking the end of the campaign.

The results of the failed St. Leger expedition were historic. Not only was the loss of Fort Ticonderoga was a major blow to the British war effort, but the campaign also brought about the disillusionment of the Iroquois Confederacy, and saw the founding of the infamous Butler's Rangers and the first major campaign of Sir John Johnson's King's Royal Regiment.

Chapters include:
    1. A Seed is Sown
    2. 1776 - A Year of Manoeuvering, The Ruins of This Nice, Strong and Beautiful Fort
    3. The Launch of the Expedition, In Readiiness to Embark
    4. Not Quite As Planned, Fort Ticonderoga... Abandoned by the Rebels
    5. Too Little, Too Late
    6. The March of the Tryon Militia
    7. Ambuscade at Oriskany, Indians Rose with a Dreadful Yell
    8. Tryon County Smiled Through Tears
    9. The Stand-off
    10. The Puny Seige
    11. The Ignominious End of the Seige
    12. Retracing Its Steps, An Astonishing Detour
    13. The Curtain Falls, This Damned Place - Reduced to Ashes


429 Pages
Index
Illustrated
End Notes
Bibliogaphy
Published by Dundurn, Toronto
ISBN 0-55002-376-4



About the author: Gavin K. Watt

Gavin Watt has studied Canada's role in the American Revolution for forty years and has eleven books published on the subject. He pursues a life-long interest in military history and has re-enacted in four historical eras. Gavin is a honourary Vice-President of the United Empire Loyalists' Association and often speaks at historical societies' meetings. /i>

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