Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777 (Paperback)
During the American Revolution, a massive (and ultimately failed) campaign led by Brigadier Barry St. Leger was launched from Canada into New York State.
About the Author
Gavin K. Watt is president of the Museum of Applied Military History, a confederation of some 450 volunteer historical animators, but he is perhaps best known as a founder and commanding officer of the recreated King's Royal Yorkers. He is the author of Burning of the Valleys: Daring Raids from Canada against the New York Frontier in the Fall of 1780 (Dundurn, 1996).
"Watt's account [is] well worth the effort. He assists the reader with maps and a 'comparative chronology,' as well as a substantial index. This book, 'twenty-five years in the making' according to the author, will be a definitive account of the St Leger expedition."
"Gavin Watt is known for his exhaustively researched and meticulously referenced accounts of early Canadian history. He never lets that get in the way of readability, however, and this account of one episode during the American Revolution follows in that tradition." - Canadian Military History Book Review Supplement, Summer 2004