Robert Kirkwood served with the 42nd and 77th Highland Regiments
in North America during the French and Indian War and Pontiac's
Rebellion. From Niagara Falls, to Newfoundland, from the Carolinas
to the Mississippi, he covered some five thousand miles by foot,
canoe, whaleboat, and transport ship. By the time he returned home
after ten years of " service truly critical," our roguish hero had
not only been captured by the Shawnee Indians but had become an
accomplished marksman, hunter, and tracker proficient in the use
of canoes, snowshoes, and tumplines. In short, Kirkwood was the
ultimate Light Infantryman of Britain's American Army,"and his Memoirs,
reprinted here for the first time since 1775, bring his exciting
story to life.
Introduction by noted author Stephen Brumwell
Artwork by Robert Griffing
174pp., biblio, index, 8 1/2 x 11" paperback, $20.00.