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作者 Travers, Len, 1952- author
書名 Hodges' Scout : a lost patrol of the French and Indian War / Len Travers
出版項 Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9781421418056 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
1421418053 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9781421418063 (electronic)
1421418061 (electronic)
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  E199 .T73 2015    在架上    30610020507539
說明 xiii, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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系列 War/society/culture
附註 "In September 1756, fifty American soldiers set off on a routine reconnaissance near Lake George, determined to safeguard the upper reaches of the New York colony. Caught in a devastating ambush by French and native warriors, only a handful of colonials made it back alive. Toward the end of the French and Indian War, another group of survivors, long feared dead, returned home, having endured years of grim captivity among the native and French inhabitants of Canada. Pieced together from archival records, period correspondence, and official reports, Hodges' Scout relates the riveting tale of young colonists who were tragically caught up in a war they barely understood. Len Travers brings history to life by describing the variety of motives that led men to enlist in the campaign and the methods and means they used to do battle. He also reveals what the soldiers wore, the illnesses they experienced, the terror and confusion of combat, and the bitter hardships of captivity in alien lands. His remarkable research brings human experiences alive, giving us a rare, full-color view of the French and Indian War--the first true world war"-- Provided by publisher
"Many Americans probably know the French and Indian War by way of the film adaptation (1992) of Cooper's Last of the Mohicans. In it Michael Mann directs the young Daniel Day-Lewis and, in parts, succeeds in capturing the strange solitude of warring in endless forest and the sudden ferocity of battle during this first truly world war. Writing an unusual work of art and history, Len Travers here excavates the story of a colonial-American 'lost patrol' during that war, turning musty documents into a gripping tale that could reach well beyond an academic readership. Fifty provinical soldiers left the fringes of settlement in fall, 1756, aiming to safeguard the upper reaches of New York. Within days, near Lake George, native warriors, allies of the French, jumped them. Surprised and overwhelmed, the colonists suffered death or capture. The fifteen surviviors lived for years as prisoners of their native captors. Eventually a few of them managed to work their back to their villages and families, living to tell their stories. Travers's remarkable research brings human experiences alive, giving us a rare, full color view of the French and Indian War. These personal accounts throw light on the motives, means, and methods of both colonists and Natives at war in the American wilderness. They also speak to the nature of war itself"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-294) and index
Prologue: Recovering Lost Lives -- Part One. Hodges' Scout -- Kill'd or taken -- Captain Hodges' Company -- General Winslow's Dilemma -- "Ye very bane of New England Men" -- Slaughter -- Captain Bougainville's American Adventure -- Part Two. Captives -- Ensign Lincoln's Great Escape -- The Peregrinations of Peleg Stevens -- Isaac Foster at the Edges of Empire -- Homecomings -- The Court-Martial of Jonathan Barnes -- Coda: William Merry's Tale -- Appendix A: The Roll of Hodges' Scout -- Appendix B: The Captives -- Appendix C: William Merry's Account, Recorded 1853 -- Appendix D: Captain Hodges' Sword -- Essay on Sources
主題 New York (State) -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Reconnaissance operations
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Reconnaissance operations
Hodges, Joseph, 1714-1756
Combat patrols -- New York (State) -- Lake George Region -- History -- 18th century
Indian captivities -- New York (State) -- Lake George Region -- History -- 18th century
Massacres -- New York (State) -- Lake George Region -- History -- 18th century
Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Lake George Region -- History -- 18th century
Prisoners of war -- New York (State) -- Lake George Region -- History -- 18th century
New York (State) -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Prisoners and prisons
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Prisoners and prisons
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775). bisacsh
HISTORY / Native American. bisacsh
HISTORY / Military / United States. bisacsh
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