Recommended Reading - Seven Years’ and Revolutionary Wars

Genealogical Sources

  • Antiliff, W. Bruce, tr. Loyalist Settlements 1783-1789. Ontario: Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, 1985.
  • Crowder, Norman K. Early Ontario Settlers, A Source Book. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
  • Dornfest, Walter T., Military Loyalists of the American Revolution – Officers and Regiments 1775-1783 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011)
  • Fernow, Berthold, ed. Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers, 1887.  XV, State Archives, V.1
  • Fraser, Alexander, ed. Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario. 2 Vols, Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 1904 – republished, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994. 
  • Fryer, Mary B. & Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Smy. Rolls of the Provincial (Loyalist) Corps, Canadian Command American Revolutionary War Period. Toronto & Charlottetown: Dundurn Press, 1981.
  • Roberts, James A., comptroller. New York in the Revolution as Colony and State. Albany: State of New York, 1897)
  • Smy, Lieutenant Colonel William A. An Annotated Nominal Roll of Butler’s Rangers 1777-1784 with Documentary Sources. [Annotated Roll]. St. Catharines: Friends of the Loyalist Collection at Brock University, 2004.
  • Sullivan, James & Alexander C. Flick, eds. Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1775-1778. 2 vols, Albany: State University of New York, 1923 & 1925.
  • Sullivan, James & Alexander C. Flick, eds. Minutes of the Schenectady Committee 1775-1779 and Index, Albany County Minutes, Vol. II. Albany: University of the State of New York, 1925.
  • Turner, Larry. Voyage of a Different Kind – The Associated Loyalists of Kingston and Adolphustown. Belleville, ON: Mika Publishing Company, 1984.

Transcripts of Historical Documents           

  • Barr, John, 1779-1782 and Samuel Tallmadge, 1780-1782, et al, Diaries thereof. Orderly Books of The Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-80 – The Second New York Regiment, 1780-83 with Diaries. Almon W. Lauber, ed. & tr. Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, 1932.
  • Clinton, George. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-95. 1801-04. 6 Vols., New York & Albany: State of New York, 1902.
  • Cruikshank, Ernest A. The Settlement of the United Empire Loyalists on the Upper St. Lawrence and Bay of Quinte in 1784. Toronto: Ontario Historical Society, 1934.
  • Burgoyne, Lieutenant General John. A State of the Expedition From Canada as Laid Before the House of Commons By Lieutenant-General Burgoyne and Verified by Evidence; with a Collection of Authentic Documents and an Addition of Many Circumstances which were Prevented from Appearing Before the House by the Prorogation of Parliament, etc...  London: J. Almon, 1780.
    • E.B. O'Callaghan, ed. Orderly Book of Lieut. Gen. John Burgoyne. Albany: J. Munsell, 1860.
    • "Thoughts for Conducting the War from the Side of Canada." See, State of the Expedition.
  • Dann, John C. The Revolution Remembered, Eyewitness Accounts of the War for Independence. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.
  • Efner, William B., City Historian. “Warfare in the Mohawk Valley – Transcriptions from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1780 – 1783.” Schenectady: 1948.
  • Enys, John, Elizabeth Cometti, ed. The American Journals of Lt John Enys. Syracuse: The Adirondack Museum and Syracuse Univ. Press, 1976.
  • Ewald, Johann, Joseph P. Tustin, tr. & ed. Diary of the American War, A Hessian Journal. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1979.
  • Force, Peter, ed.  American Archives, 4th Series, Containing a Documentary History of the English Colonies in North America from the King's Message to Parliament of March 7, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence by the United States. 6 Vols, Washington, D.C.: M. St. Clair Clarke & Peter Force, 1837-1846.
  • Fryer, Mary B. & Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Smy. Rolls of the Provincial (Loyalist)Corps, Canadian Command American Revolutionary War Period. Toronto & Charlottetown: Dundurn Press, 1981.
  • General Staff, Historical Section of, ed., II, "The War of the American Revolution, The Province of Quebec under the Administration of Governor Sir Guy Carleton, 1775-1778," A History of the Organization, Development and Services of the Military and Naval Forces of Canada From the Peace of Paris in 1763 to the Present Time With Illustrative Documents [HSGS]. 2 vols, Canada, King's Printer, n.d.
    • III, "The War of the American Revolution, The Province of Quebec under the Administration of Governor Frederic Haldimand, 1778-1784," ibid.
  • Hadden, Lieut. James M. A Journal Kept in Canada and Upon Burgoyne's Campaign in 1776 and 1777. Albany: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1884.
  • Johnson, Sir John, William L. Stone, tr. & ed., Orderly Book of Sir John Johnson During his Campaign Against Fort Stanwix from Nov. 4th, 1776 to July 30th, 1777. (Albany: Joel Munsell’s Sons, 1882)
  • Lynn, Mary C., ed., Helga Doblin, tr. The American Revolution, Garrison Life in French Canada and New York, Journal of an Officer in the Prinz Friedrich Regiment, 1776-1783. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
  • Pausch, Georg, Bruce E. Burgoyne, tr. and ed. Georg Pausch’s Journal and Reports of the Campaign in America. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996.
  • Penrose, Maryly B., ed. Indian Affairs Papers, American Revolution. Franklin Park, NJ: Liberty Bell Associates, 1981.
    • Mohawk Valley in the Revolution, Committee of Safety Papers & Genealogical Compendium. Franklin Park, NJ: Liberty Bell Associates, 1978.
  • Preston, Richard A., ed. Kingston Before the War of 1812, A Collection of Documents, Ontario Series III. The Champlain Society, 1959.
  • Simcoe, Lieutenant Colonel John Graves. Simcoe's Military Journal. London, 1784 – reprinted, Toronto, BaxterPublishing Company, 1962.
  • Stanley, George F.G., ed. For Want of a Horse, being A Journal of the Campaigns against the Americans in 1776 and 1777 from Canada by an officer who served with Lt.Gen. Burgoyne. Sackville, NB: The Tribune Press Ltd, 1961.
  • Von Specht, Johann Friedrich, Helga Doblin, tr.  The Specht Journal. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.
  • Stark, Caleb, tr. & ed. Memoir and Official Correspondence of Gen. John Stark, with Notices of Several Other Officers of the Revolution. Also, a Biography of Capt. Phinehas Stevens, and of Col. Robert Rogers. Concord: G. Parker Lyon, 1860.
  • Stone, William L., tr. Letters of Brunswick and Hessian Officers During the American Revolution. Albany: 1891 – facsimile, New York: De Capo Press, 1970.
  • Von Eelking, Max. Memoirs, Letters and Journals of Major General Riedesel during his Residence in America. 2Vols. William L. Stone, translator and editor. Albany: J. Munsell, 1868.
    • The German Allies in the American Revolution, 1776-1783. Rosengarten, J.G., tr. Albany: Joel
  • Munsell’s Sons, 1893 – reprinted, Kessinger Publishing, n.d.
  • Washington George. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. John C. Fizpatrick, ed. XXXIX Vols. Washington: US Govt Printing Office, 1937.
  • Wasmus, J.F., Helga Doblin, tr., Mary C. Lynn, ed. An Eyewitness Account of the American Revolution and New England Life – The Journal of J.F. Wasmus, German Company Surgeon, 1776-1783. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

History

  • Abler, Thomas S. Cornplanter – Chief Warrior of the Allegany Senecas. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2007.
  • Ainslie, Thomas, Sheldon Cohen, ed. Canada Preserved – The Journal of Captain Thomas Ainslie.  The Copp Clark Publishing Company, 1968.
  • Anburey, Thomas, Sydney Jackman, ed.  With Burgoyne from Quebec. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1963.
  • Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War, The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
  • Bailey, DeWitt. British Military Longarms 1715-1865. New York, London & Sydney: Arms and Armour Press, 1986.
  • Benn, Carl. The Iroquois in the War of 1812. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.
  • Benton, Nathaniel S. A History of Herkimer County, including the Upper Mohawk Valley, from the earliest period to the present time. Albany, J. Mun-sell; 1856.
  • Bond, C.C.J. "The British Base at Carleton Island." OHSPR, Vol.52 (1960.)
  • Bradley, A.G. "Lord Dorchester." The Makers of Canada. 11 Vols., Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1911. Vol.3.
  • Brasser, Ted J. "Bo'jou Neejee!" An exhibit catalogue of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec. Ottawa: The National Museums of Canada, 1976.
  • Briggs, Charles Burton. "Escape Through the Adirondacks." Adirondack Life, Vol.VI, No.3, (Summer 1975)
  • Bryant, William Clement. "Captain Brant and the Old King.” Publications of the Buffalo Hist’l Society, Vol.IV (1896)
  • Burleigh, H.C. "Loyalist Refuge, Sir John Johnson's Flight in May, 1776.” Forgotten Leaves of Local History. Kingston: Brown & Martin Ltd., 1973.
    • The Blockhouse at Bergen Wood. Bloomfield: Bayside Publishing Company, 1977.
    • Captain MacKay and the Loyal Volunteers. Bloomfield, ON: Bayside Publishing Company, 1977.
    • Deforests of Avesnes and Kast, McGinness. Burleigh, n.d.
  • Calloway, Colin G. The American Revolution in Indian Country, Crisis and diversity in Native American communities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Campbell, Alexander V. The Royal American Regiment – An Atlantic Microcosm, 1755-1772. Campaigns & Commanders series. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
  • Campbell, William W. Jr. Annals of Tryon County; or the Border Warfare of New York. Cherry Valley: The Cherry Valley Gazette Print, 1880.
  • Chartrand, René. Canadian Military Heritage, I, 1000-1754 & II, 1755-1871.  2 vols., Montreal: Art Global Inc., 1995.
  • Corbett, Theodore C. A Clash of Cultures on the Warpath of the Nations, The Colonial Wars in the Hudson-Champlain Valley. Fleischmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Press, Ltd., 2002.
  • Corbett, Theodore C., No Turning Point, The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
  • Cruikshank, Ernest A. “The Adventures of Roger Stevens, A Forgotten Loyalist Pioneer in Upper Canada”. OHSPR,33 (1939)
    • "The Coming of the Loyalist Mohawks to the Bay of Quinte." OHSPR, 26 (1930).
    • The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of Niagara. Welland: Lundy's Lane Historical Society, 1893 – reprinted by Richardson, Bond & Wright Ltd., Owen Sound, Ontario 1975.
  • Egly, T.W. Jr. General Schuyler’s Guard. Author, 1986.
    • Goose Van Schaick of Albany 1736-1789. Author, 1992.
    • History of the First New York Regiment. Hampton, NH: Peter E. Randall, 1981.
  • Fitzpatrick, Alan. Wilderness War on the Ohio – The Untold Story of the Savage Battle for British and Indian Control of the Ohio Country During the American Revolution. Benwood, WV: Author, 2003.
  • Fraser, J. Skulking for the King, A Loyalist Plot. Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press, 1985.
  • Frazier, Patrick. The Mohicans of Stockbridge. Lincoln, Nebraska & London: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
  • Fryer, Mary Beacock. Allan Maclean, Jacobite General, The Life of an Eighteenth Century Career Soldier. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1987.
    • Buckskin Pimpernel, the Exploits of Justus Sherwood Loyalist Spy. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1981.
    • King's Men, the Soldier Founders of Ontario. Toronto: Dundurn Press Limited, 1980.
    • Loyalist Spy, The experiences of Captain John Walden Meyers during the American Revolution. Brockville: Besancourt Publishers, 1974.
  • Glatthaar, Joseph T. and Martin, James Kirby. Forgotten Allies – The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution. NYC: Hill & Wang, 2006.
  • Goodwin, Neil, We Go As Captives, The Royalton Raid and the Shadow War on the Revolutionary Frontier. Barre and Montpelier, VT: Vermont Historical Society, 2010.
  • Graymont, Barbara. The Iroquois in the American Revolution. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972.
  • Gruber, Ira D. The Howe Brothers and the American Revolution. New York: W.W. Norton Company. Inc., 1972.
  • Hinman, Marjory Barnum. Onaquaga: Hub of the Border Wars of the American Revolution in New York State. n.p., 1975.
  • Hoffman, Phillip W. Hoffman. Simon Girty, Turncoat Hero, The Most Hated Man on the Early American Frontier. Franklin, TE: American History Imprints, 2008.
  • Houlding, J.A. Fit For Service, The Training of the British Army, 1715-1795. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981.
  • Huey, Lois M. and Bonnie Pulis. Molly Brant, A Legacy of Her Own. Youngstown, NY: Old Fort Niagara Assoc, 1997.
  • Jackson, H.M. Rogers’ Rangers, A History. Toronto: author, 1953.
  • "John Brown and the Dash for Ticonderoga." The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum, V.II, No.1 (Jan 1930).
  • Johnson, Ken D., Fort Plank Historian. The Bloodied Mohawk, The American Revolution in the Words of Fort Plank's Defenders and Other Mohawk Valley Partisans. Rockport, MA: Picton Press, 2000.
  • Jones, Pomroy. Annals and Recollections of Oneida County. Rome, NY: author, 1851.
  • Kelsay, Isabel Thompson. Joseph Brant 1743-1807 Man of Two Worlds. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1984.
  • Ketchum, Richard M. Decisive Day, The Battle for Bunker Hill. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962.
    • Saratoga, Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War. New York: Henry Holt and Co, 1997.
    • The Winter Soldiers. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973.
  • Kidder, Frederic. History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution. Author, 1868 & republished, Hampton, NH: Peter E. Randall, 1973.
  • Lord, Philip Jr., compiler. War Over Walloomscoick, Land Use and Settlement Pattern on the Bennington Battlefield – 1777. Albany: The University of the State of NY, The State Education Dept., 1989.
  • Lossing, Benson J. The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence. 2 vols., New York: Harper & Bros, 1851.
  • McIlwraith, Jean N. "Sir Frederick Haldimand." The Makers of Canada. 11 Vols., Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1911. Vol.3.
  • Mackesy, Piers. The War for America 1775-1783. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
  • Malcomson, Robert. Warships of the Great Lakes 1754-1834. London: Chatham Publishing, 2001.
  • Mathews, Hazel C. Frontier Spies. Fort Myers: Hazel C. Mathews, 1971.
    • The Mark of Honour. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965.
  • Mintz, Max M. The Generals of Saratoga, John Burgoyne & Horatio Gates. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
  • Mollo, John & Malcolm MacGregor. Uniforms of the American Revolution, Macmillan Color Series. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1975.
  • Monroe, John D. Chapters in the History of Delaware County New York. Delaware County Historical Assoc, 1949.
  • O’Connor, Jeff. Thunder in the Valley. Schoharie: The Schoharie County Historical Society, 2002.
  • Reuter, Claus. History of the Brunswick Light Infantry Battalion “von Barner” in North America from 1776 to 1783. Toronto: self-published, n.d.
  • Roberts, Robert B. New York’s Forts in the Revolution. London & Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1980.
  • Shy, John. A People Numerous  Armed, Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
  • Simms, Jeptha R. Frontiersman of New York Showing Customs of the Indians, Vicissitudes of the Pioneer White Settlers and Border Strife in Two Wars with a Great Variety of Romantic and Thrilling Stories Never Before Published. 2 vols, Albany: Geo. C. Riggs, 1883.
    • History of Schoharie County, and Border Wars of New York; Containing also a Sketch of the
  • Causes Which Led to the American Revolution; etc... Albany: Munsell & Tanner, 1845.
  • Spring, Matthew H. With Zeal and With Bayonets Only – The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775-1783. Campaigns & Commanders series. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
  • Stanley, George F.G.  Canada Invaded 1775-1776. Toronto & Sarasota: Samuel Stevens Hakkert & Company, 1977.
  • Stevens, Paul L. A King's Colonel at Niagara 1774-1776. Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara Association, 1987.
    • "His Majesty’s 'Savage' Allies: British Policy and the Northern Indians During the Revolutionary War The Carleton Years, 1774-1778," a doctoral dissertation for the Department of History, State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Stuart, E. Rae. "Jessup's Rangers as a Factor in Loyalist Settlement." Three History Theses (Toronto: Ontario Dept. of Public Records and Archives, 1961)
  • Stone, William L. The Campaign of Lieut.Gen. John Burgoyne and The Expedition of Lieut.Col. Barry St. Leger. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1877.
    • Life of Joseph Brant - Thayendanegea including the Indian Wars of the American Revolution. 2 Vols, New York: Alexander V. Blake, 1838.
  • Thomas, Earle. Sir John Johnson, Loyalist Baronet. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1986.
  • Todish/Harburn (Todish, Timothy J. / Harburn, Todd E.) A Most Troublesome Situation: The British Military and the Pontiac Indian Uprising of 1763-1764 [Paperback]
  • Washington, Ida H. & Paul A. Carleton’s Raid. Canaan, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 1977.
  • Wilhelmy, Jean-Pierre. German Mercenaries in Canada. Beloeil: Maison des Mots, 1985.
  • Willett, William M. A Narrative of the Military Actions of Colonel Marinus Willett, Taken Chiefly from his Own Manuscript. New-York: G.C.H. Carvill, 1831.
  • Williamson, Chilton. Vermont in Quandary 1763-1825. Montpelier, Vermont Historical Society, 1949.
  • Wilson, Bruce. “The Struggle for Wealth and Power at Fort Niagara 1775-1783.” Ontario History, V.68 (1976)
  • Wright, Robert K. Jr. The Continental Army. Washington: Army Lineage Series, Centre of Military History, United States Army, 1989.
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