Queen's Rangers: John Simcoe and His Rangers During the Revolutionary War for America (Paperback)
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A commander's account of the campaigns of his famous regiment Robert Rogers and his Rangers are familiar to students of the early wars of America. During the French and Indian War, they won lasting renown originating an operational style that has endured to be an essential component of modern armies. Scant few years after the defeat of France in the New World another war would come. It would be a bitter conflict between Crown and colony, neighbour against neighbour, friend against former friend. As the emergent American nation began its painful birth, its people divided between those who fought for old allegiances and those who sought independence. Robert Rogers allied himself to the British cause. As a 'loyalist' he formed a new regiment--The Queen's Rangers. Commanded by John Simcoe, with whose name they would forever be associated, these rangers embodied the spirit of their forebears. They were light troops, clad in green, expert shots, skilled in scouting and ambush. Now there was even a mounted contingent--the Huzzars. This fascinating book chronicles the campaign Queen's Rangers against the new Continental Army, Militia and its old enemies the French and the fierce Indians of the Eastern Woodlands--every action described in detail by their leader.