Re: Where Are Roger's Rangers?

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Posted by Champ on January 20, 1999 at 15:35:08:

In Reply to: Re: Where Are Roger's Rangers? posted by Pat on January 20, 1999 at 14:19:47:

: Champ,
: Is there a website for Roger's Rangers? Probably not - what do you recommend I read to learn more?
: Pat

Siyo Pat,

Yes indeed there are some Rogers' Rangers sites, both reenacting & historical. Rather than list them all here, I would suggest going to Mohicanland's link pages, click onto F&I War Magazine & you will find reenacting units there [some with links of their own plus history]. Also, I believe that Mohicanland's link page has a historical link to the Rangers [am I wrong Rich?]...
If not, I have a couple I could forward to you.

As to books, my friend George Bray sent me a whole slew of books specifically dealing with the Rangers which I've got floating around here somewhere, but a few that come to mind that are easily obtainable & well done are,

America's First First World War - by Timothy Todish
[Tim Todish is a Ranger reenactor, & one of the foremost authorities on Roger's Rangers... this book is a brief overview of the whole F&I War period, concentrating on the Rangers, & is heavily illustrated]

Warfare on the Colonial Ame. Frontier -
[includes the 1769 Dublin printing of Major Robert Rogers journals, & a historical account of Henry Broquet's expedition against the Ohio Indians in 1764 ]...

Battle of the Snowshoes - by Bob Bearor
[Story of this 1757 battle, the author , treked over the site in period clothing]....

Sketchbook '56, vol.1, Roger's Rangers - by Ted Spring
[though this one is primarly a "sketchbook' of equipment for reenactors it has some good written history of the unit & its more famous raids and battles]...

You can acquire these books from sources like Smoke & Fire Co., Panther Primitives, Dixie Gun Works [etc]...
May I also recommend the History channel presentation called "Frontiers, tales of the Old Northwest". Part one is about Rogers' Rangers [I like the whole series, very well done]...

Thats about it, hope it helps...


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