Journals of Major Robert Rogers (1765, 1885 ed.)
by Robert Rogers
Republished from the rare 1885 Hough edition - (PDF 1.7Mb, 205pp)
Major Robert Rogers (1732-1795) was the first great folk hero of British North America. Born to a poor farmer in what is now New Hampshire, Rogers had little education, but was a natural leader of men - men who would do anything for him.
Called to duty at the beginning of the French and Indian War, Rogers created a corps of woodsmen to scout the forests around Lake George (New York). In this vast wildnerness, they ambushed raiding parties, took prisoners to gain intelligence about French troop movements, and earned a high reputation for bravery, endurance, and cunning. Rogers'''' greatest achievement was a grueling expedition to wipe out the Abenaki Indians at St. Francis - immortalized in the book "Northwest Passage" (as well as the movie of the same name).
As a popular war hero, Major Robert Rogers was commissioned to accept the surrender of the French outposts in the Great Lakes, and to establish a permanent post at Fort Detroit. His journals, and the appendices, go into considerable detail about the complications which led to his downfall.
This eBook is the Hough edition, not the Stark edition. It contains extensive footnotes, as well as additional materials in the appendices which detail Rogers'''' efforts at Detroit as well as the American Revolution. Rogers'''' Journals were originally published in 1765, only a few years after the British won the war and France surrendered almost all of her North American holdings. The Hough edition appeared in 1885 and has never been republished.
This PDF edition presents the Journals of Major Robert Rogers and its appendices in its entirety. The presentation is in portrait orientation; footnotes appear on the pages in which they are referenced; the file is fully-searchable and fully-printable (205 pages). Additional material, including maps, photos, and other relevant supporting documents are downloadable from http://www.DigitalAntiquaria.com