Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lord Of The Isles

Source (Loch Sunart)

Lord Of The Isles by Nigel Tranter...

"no need to detail that long tramp across the hills of Ardgour and Sunart.  It was not enjoyable for weary men, but on the other hand it was not any ordeal, with no great pressures upon anyone and the tensions of the last days slackened."

See the story of Sommerled.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Florida's Old Military Road

The Origin, Progress, and Conclusion of the Florida War:

The 8th regiment of infantry, seven hundred and thirteen strong, head-quarters Palatka, commanded by Brevet-Major Belknap, took position as follows: four companies at Palatka, two at Fort King, one at Camp Brown, Fort Moniac, North's Station, and Micanopy. Two companies of the 7th infantry were stationed at Fort Brooke, numbering sixty-eight men. The six companies of the 4th had been recommended to be withdrawn.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

British In The Western Country

From The Kentuckians:

Now, where are the British in the western country?  Well, mostly over in the Illinois country.  They've got that fort at Kaskaskia now, and one or two more.  Exactly.  And Hamilton is at Detroit, in charge of them all.  Dave, if we can strike at the Illinois forts, and then drive on Detroit, we shall win our war in the west!

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Banner Of Montrose

From Loyal Lochaber and its associations....

From all sides the clans hastened to the banner of Montrose thirsting for the blood of the hated Campbell. The MacDonalds of Clanranald, Keppoch, Glengarry and Glencoe; the Stewarts of Appin; Camerons from Loch Eil and Glen Nevis, in Lochaber; Farquharsons, MacLeans and many others who had suffered from the rapacity of Argyll now eagerly joined the royal forces determined to carry fire and sword into the very heart of their enemy's country and if possible surprise Mac Cailean Mbr (Marquis of Argyll) in his stronghold of Inveraray by the shores of Loch Fyne.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gunpowder Falls Friends

Some of the Malsby family members were Friends near Gunpowder Falls (Maryland).


From Robert Sutcliff. Travels...1804, 1805, & 1806:

[Page 199] 2d Month, 16th. I attended Baltimore forenoon meeting... . In the evening we came to H. J.'s, a minister who is well respected in this neighbourhood. His house and plantation lie near the Gunpowder Falls, and not far from the meeting which bears that name.