Army and Empire: British Soldiers on the American Frontier, 1758-1775

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Illustrations

Figures
1.Cantonment of forces, 1766xiii
2.Sir Jeffery Amherst, commander in chief, 1759–63xx
3.Gen. Thomas Gage, commander in chief, 1763–752
4.Draft of the Mississippi River, 17656
5.General Forbes’s Marching Journal to the Ohio9
6.Fort Pitt, November 175933
7.Fort Ligonier, June 176235
8.Plan of Fort Niagara, 176436
9.View of Detroit, July 25, 179436
10.Sketch of the fort at Michilimackinac37
11.Plan of Mobile, 177038
12.Plan of Pensacola, 176539
13.Women’s, men’s, and children’s shoes54
14.Whistle, harp, whizzer, and marbles67
15.Snuff box, ring, thimbles, pins, combs69
16.Pencils, padlock, key, coins75
17.Cooking and dining utensils79
18.Map of Niagara River84
19.Niagara River gorge from the west86
20.Iron shovel and axe heads87
21.One of two stone redoubts at Fort Niagara89
22.Bake house at Fort Niagara109
23.Chamber pot, toothbrush, medicine bottles, pill tile120
24.Plan of Croft-Town, 1770124
25.View of Fort Erie, 1773149

Maps
1.The Army and the West, end of 176029
2.The Army and the West, summer 176330
3.The Army and the West, end of 176631
4.The Army and the West, summer 1773146

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Army and Empire: British Soldiers on the American Frontier, 1758-1775
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xv
  • 1 - The British Occupation of the West 1
  • 2 - Frontier Fortresses 32
  • 3 - Military Society on the Frontier 53
  • 4 - The Material Lives of Frontier Soldiers 73
  • 5 - The World of Work 82
  • 6 - Diet and Foodways 100
  • 7 - Physical and Mental Health 114
  • Conclusion 145
  • Notes 153
  • Bibliography 189
  • Index 207
  • In the Studies in War, Society, and the Military Series 212
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