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Author Name:    POMEROY, Seth

Title:   Journals and Papers of Seth Pomeroy, Sometime General in the Colonial Service

Publisher:    Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, New York, 1926, 

Seller ID:   95765

(POMEROY, Seth). The Journals and Papers of Seth Pomeroy, Sometime General in the Colonial Service. Edited by Louis Effingham de Forest. [New York] : Published by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York and, at the request of its Committee on Historical Documents, 1926. Pp (4),[i]-vi,1-180,(4). Index of names. 8vo, red cloth, gilt to front board and spine. Publication No. 38. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 1023. Contents : Foreword; Early Years and Domestic Life (pp 1-9); 1743 (pp 10-13); 1745 (pp 14-72); 1746-1747 (pp 73-99); 1755 (pp 100-150); I756-1760 (pp 151-161); 1774-1777 (pp 162-172). Seth Pomeroy (1706-1777) was an American gunsmith and soldier fromNorthampton, Massachusetts. His military service included the French and I ndian War and the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. He foughtas a private soldier in the Battle of Bunker Hill, but was later appointed a major general in the Massachusetts militia. When Massachusetts undertook an expedition against the French in Nova Scotia, Major Pomeroy answered Go vernor William Shirley's call for volunteers. He was part of the expeditionled by William Pepperrell that captured Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia in 1745. He used his professional skills in support of Richard Gridley, th e expedition's chief engineering officer. He reconditioned the guns captured from an outlying position after the French had spiked them and supported 46 days of heavy bombardment. Very good. 50.00


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