Best Read [Michael O. Logusz] ↠ With Musket and Tomahawk Volume II: The Mohawk Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777 || [Fiction Book] PDF ☆

By Michael O. Logusz | Comments: ( 505 ) | Date: ( Jan 28, 2020 )

This is the second volume of Michael Logusz s epic work on the Wilderness War of 1777, in which the British Army, with its German, Loyalist, and Indian auxiliaries, attempted to descend from Canada to sever the nascent American colonies, only to be met by Patriot formations contesting the invasion of their newly declared nation.In his first volume, on the Saratoga campaignThis is the second volume of Michael Logusz s epic work on the Wilderness War of 1777, in which the British Army, with its German, Loyalist, and Indian auxiliaries, attempted to descend from Canada to sever the nascent American colonies, only to be met by Patriot formations contesting the invasion of their newly declared nation.In his first volume, on the Saratoga campaign, the author described how Burgoyne s main thrust was first stalled and then obliterated during its advance down the Hudson River Burgoyne had hoped to be met by a corresponding British thrust from New York City, but this never materialized, Lord Howe opting to attack Philadelphia instead But the British had indeed launched a third thrust from the west, embarking from Lake Ontario at Oswego and thence forging its way down the Mohawk Valley.This third British thrust, under General Barry St Leger, was perhaps the most terrifying of all, as it overran a sparsely populated wilderness where every man and boy had long needed to bear arms to protect against the ravages of the Iroquois Federation Yet now the British imitating the French before them had made common cause with those same Indians, who now roamed across the frontier as the warpainted spearhead of the Empire s new attack.At Fort Stanwix in upstate New York a Patriot former British fort held fast, though surrounded by St Leger s forces and his Mohawk and Loyalist auxiliaries A relief column some 800 strong under Nicholas Herkimer attempted to relieve the fort, but it was ambushed en route with most of its men including the entire male population of several nearby communities killed or wounded At this Battle of Oriskany, the basis for the movie Drums Along the Mohawk, Herkimer himself was mortally wounded Fortunately a sally from Fort Stanwix raided the Indian camp during the battle, compelling many of the warriors to desist from annihilating the entire column.In the end, Fort Stanwix was relieved only when Benedict Arnold soon to excel at Saratoga, just as he had done at Valcour Island and elsewhere throughout the Revolution marched his troops through and forced the British to give up their western onslaught.In this book, as in his highly acclaimed first volume, the author captures the terrain, tactics and terror of this brutal, multifaceted wilderness war as few writers have done before It was neighbor against neighbor, native Americans on both sides, and European professionals against Colonial Patriots, in a desperate campaign that helped determine America s fateVIEWS Using colorful storytelling techniques, Logusz captures the personalities of those individuals who played a pivotal role in the outcome of the Mohawk Valley Campaign breathes dramatic life into a depiction of the long standing alliances and rivalries that fueled Patriot and Loyalist causes in the region, while describing how neighbors, families, friends and foes were caught up in Burgoyne s doomed play Toy Soldier and Model Figure Logusz does an excellent job outlining the Battle of Oriskany, where an initial Patriot relief force coming to the aid of Fort Stanwix was ambushed and almost wiped out fascinating, well documented, and occasionally thought provoking The Journal of America s Military PastThis is the second volume of Michael O Loguszs epic work on the Wilderness War of 1777, inwhich the British Army, with its German, Loyalist, and Indian auxiliaries, attempted to descend from Canada to sever the nascent American colonies, only to be met by Patriot formations contesting the invasion of their newly declared nation In his first volume, on the Saratoga campaign, the author described how Burgoynes main thrust was first stalled and then obliterated during its advance down the Hudson RiverBooks Monthly Uk


  • Title: With Musket and Tomahawk Volume II: The Mohawk Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777
  • Author: Michael O. Logusz
  • ISBN: 9781612000671
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Michael O. Logusz

MICHAEL O LOGUSZ has served in both the Regular and Reserve branches of the U.S Army, most recently during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 08 He holds a B.A from Oswego State College and an M.A in Russian Studies from Hunter College in New York The author of numerous articles and a previous book on WWII, Lt Colonel Logusz has personally examined the ground of each battle he describes He currently lives in Florida.



Comments With Musket and Tomahawk Volume II: The Mohawk Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777

  • Chris

    Part II of this trilogy tells the story of the Mohawk Valley Campaign of the Wilderness War of 1777. This campaign was part of British General John Burgoyne's strategy to cut off New England from the rest of the colonies. A force under Barry St. Leger was to come down the Mohawk Valley and link up with Burgoyne near Albany. However, he never made it that far, and instead, had to dedicate his forces to a siege of Fort Stanwix in Rome, NY.


  • Jimmie Aaron Kepler

    I have not read "With Musket and Tomahawk: The Saratoga Campaign and the Wilderness War of 1777" by Michael O. Logusz. I am proof you don't have to read volume I to enjoy volume II. I'll confess I have a good background in the history of the American Revolutionary War. I have a BA in history. I took every undergraduate course offered on the American Revolution at my university. I also studied it when taking United States military history. The author does a good job of telling the story. The book [...]


  • John Stubler

    Wilderness Brought to LifeThis second volume brings to life just how savage and brutal the American Revolution was. The savage butchery of the British with their German and Indian allies. The skill and bravery of the Patriots who defended their homes and villages. Savage hand-to-hand combat with tomahawk, knives, and bayonets. The author does a brilliant job placing the reader right in the middle of it all. Superbly written. Worthy of 5 Stars without a doubt.


  • Debra

    Unlike the earlier volume, I didn't notice any glaring historical inaccuracies. Because he personalized the narrative it seemed more accessible, though still with the attention to military detail.Unfortunately, I still did not care for the narrator, who consistently mispronounced Schoharie.


  • Mark Cahill

    Well written history of a bloody, brother vs. brother campaign.


  • Stephanie

    Volume II of this Revolutionary War history describes the standoff at Rome's Fort Stanwix


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