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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Simcoe, John Graves. Simcoe's Military Journal: A History of the Operations of a Partisan Corps,Called the Queen's Rangers. 10 folding maps. xvii, , 14-328 pages. Large 12mo, original boards, lacking backstrip, otherwise minor wear; foxing. New York, 1844
First published edition, after a privately printed edition in 1787, expanded with a short biography of Simcoe and a long appendix of key documents. The Queen's Rangers were a distinguished Loyalist regiment commanded by Simcoe from 1777 to 1783. They served in the Philadelphia campaign, at Charlestown, alongside Benedict Arnold in his Virginia raids, and finally surrendered at Yorktown. Simcoe later became Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Howes S461 ("aa"); Lande 794; Sabin 81135; TPL 562.
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