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Dangerous Service : Memoirs of a Black Watch Officer in the French and Indian War - John Grant,
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John Grant’s eyewitness accounts and anecdotes about military life on campaign and in garrison during the French and Indian War provide a fascinating and invaluable portrait of the soldier’s life. Through his memoirs and the well-researched text of Chapman and McCulloch, we follow the young Scot from his childhood in the turbulent Scotland of the Jacobite uprisings to his service in the British army’s senior Highland regiment, the Black Watch, in the Americas during Britain’s “Great War for Empire.” He saw action in the West Indies, the siege of Havana and the capture of Montreal and spent much of his time in the American colonies, at New York, Staten Island and on the frontier routes to the north by way of the Hudson River, Albany, Ticonderoga and Oswego. This is an important addition to the literature of the period by two respected experts.