Wilderness War on the Ohio: The Untold Story of the savage battle for British and Indian Control of the Ohio Country during the American Revolution [2nd Edition - Revised]


Signed By Author - Never Opened, Never Read Signed by Author. ('Best Regards, Alan Fitzpatrick') New REvised Second Edition (2005)No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. A few dog-earred pages. . . ., . . . . . . . . . . There is an untold side of the American Revolution; a forgotten, lost war fought within the context of that better known war for American independence from Great Britain. It is an untold story surrounded by mystery and misconception to this day because of the very nature of what happened. While Washington’s patriot armies were battling British redcoats in set-piece actions across the colonies in the East, a war of a far different nature was being conducted in the West to determine who was to control the frontier and Indian lands of the upper Ohio River Valley, and the Ohio Country to its west. It was fought without fixed boundaries or large armies, without accepted rules of engagement, or agreed-upon noncombatants. . . . . . . . . . . '150 years before T.E. Lawrence successfully led Arab tribal warriors in a guerrilla war against the Turks, and 200 years before US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) successfully trained and led montagnard tribesmen against Viet Cong forces, a Montreal-born French infantry captain led a force of 637 north American Indian warriors and 200 French infantry and Canadien militia soldiers against a numerically superior force of British regulars and American colonial militia numbering 3,000 under the command of British general Braddock and George Washington. The setting: the Monongehela river near present day Pittsburgh, PA. The results: a stunning defeat of the British-American force, which suffered over 1,000 casualties including General Braddock, who died during the retreat. The French and their Indian allies suffered only 21 men killed. Included among the French dead was Daniel Hyacinthe Marie Lienard de Beaujeu, the mastermind of the French and Indian victory. Like Green Berets serving in Afghanistan today, Captain de Beaujeu was a fine example of a 'force multiplier'. He was able to leverage his knowledge of Indian language, customs, and style of fighting to gain the trust of those tribes and ultimately lead them to victory. DE OPPRESSO LIBER... I agree with the reviewer above that it would have been good to have maps included in this work. This is the only thing I would say that could have made a fine work even finer. I would recommend this book to anyone with a background or an interest in the unconventional warfare side of special operations...' -- J. Larteguy

Title: Wilderness War on the Ohio: The Untold Story of the savage battle for British and Indian Control of the Ohio Country during the American Revolution [2nd Edition - Revised]

Author Name: Alan Fitzpatrick; Editor-Sylvia Rutledge; Illustrator-Anne Foreman

Categories: Military,

Publisher: Fort Henry Publications: 2005

ISBN Number: 0977614700

ISBN Number 13: 9780977614707

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Seller ID: 59506