by AJ Berry
Review from reader left on Amazon.com: The title of this book doesn't do justice to its content. It is obvious that the author did extensive research, as source material references and end notes give evidence. This book is so well written that it will appeal to residents of historic upstate New York, students, and educators as well as genealogists and history buffs. Ms. Berry includes some stories that are not commonly mentioned, including a special section on the Loyalists. It is one of those books of non-fiction that is hard to put down. An extensive index of names is included in "So It Was Written", volume 2 of what will be a trilogy.
A. Smith. Town and Village of St. Johnsville Historian in the CSE March
Brothers In Arms, Part Three of the Terror Series
Part Three in A Time of Terror series, Brothers in Arms, continues the story of the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley with the contributions of Algonquins, Iroquois, French, Dutch, English, Scots, and Irish.
Many old world problems were eventually resolved in America and many old world customs such as witchcraft continued in the new land. In addition, Wampum, the custom of putting shoes in the walls, Debtor's Prison, and a local witch burning are covered. Many people passed through St. John's Reformed Church in the early years and the church records included in the appendix should be helpful to genealogists.
Brothers in Arms has over 70 Pension Applications of the men who served, and troop rosters. The Pension Applications are one of the last original sources still unpublished.
from the publisher.
Don't Shoot (Until You See The White of Their Eyes) or as
General Putnam supposedly said,
"Don't shoot until you are sure you can hit them,
or I will stick my musket up your arse!"
Stories about the men, gleaned from the
Pension Applications with many more Pension Applications.