Bard of Wolfe's Army : James Thompson, Gentleman V olunteer, 1733-1830. First Edition in dustjacket, double signed, ex-library


CHAPMAN, Earl John, and Ian Macpherson McCULLOCH (eds.). A Bard of Wolfe's Army : James Thompson, Gentleman V olunteer, 1733-1830. Foreword by Dr. D. Peter MacLeod, Historian, Pre-Confederation, Canadian War Museum. Publishedin collaboration with the Stewart Museum (The Fort, Ile-Ste-Helene, Montre al) and the 78th Fraser Highlanders. Montreal : Robin Brass Studio, (2010).First Edition. Pp (10),[xi]-xxiv,(2),3-361,(1). Illustrated (some in colou r),. Maps. Index. 8vo, orange-brown cloth, maroon lettering to frnt bard and spine, vignette to front board. "As a young grenadier in His Majesty's 78th Regiment of Foot (Fraser's Highlanders), Sergeant James Thompson took part in the capture of Louisbourg, 1758, the battle of the Plains of Abraham at Quebec, 1759, and the battle of Sillery, 1760. Later he experienced the American blockade of Quebec by Generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War. Thompson remained in Quebec the rest of his life. His anecdotes form one of the most interesting personal accounts of soldiering during the Seven Years' War, and his journal offers a first-hand view of life in Quebec in the years that followed. An astute observer with an eye for a humorous story, by the time he reached old age he was sought out by governors general and royalty to recount his stories of earlier times. Editors Earl Chapman and Ian McCulloch not only present Thompson's anecdotes in one volume for the first time, but they also present a wealth of explanation and historical background to bring the period to life and placeThompson's experiences in context." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword; In troduction; Part One : A "Brother Soldier...", James Thompson and the WolfeLegacy. A C olour Album. Part Two : "Whack Went the Broadsword!" : THe Rem iniscences of Sergeant James Thompson. 1. Raised for Overseas Service, 1757; 2. Winter Quarters, Connecticut Colony, 1757-58; 3. The Siege and Captureof Louisbourg, 1758 (pp 133-163); 4. Winter Quarters, New York Colony, 175 8-59; 5. The Siege and Battle for Quebec, 1759; 6. Winter Garrison and the Battle of Sillery, 1759-60; 7. The Reduction of Montreal, 1760; 8. Garrisoning the St. Lawrence, 1760-63; 9. The American Revolution and Siege of Quebec, 1775-76; 10. Miscellanea; Part Three : Biographical Notes. Appendices: Appendix A: Anecdote 38 - Memorandum of the Most Arduous Services Performedbv James Thompson; Appendix B: List of Anecdotes. Ex-library (library stic ker, library stamp to top edge, and discard stamp), bookplate [Editors' signed limited edition of 200 copies, this being number 103. Signed by both editors], else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

Title: Bard of Wolfe's Army : James Thompson, Gentleman V olunteer, 1733-1830. First Edition in dustjacket, double signed, ex-library

Author Name: CHAPMAN, Earl John, and Ian Macpherson McCULLOCH (eds.) McLEOD, D. Peter McCULLOCH, Ian Macpherson THOMPSON, James

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Robin Brass Studie, Montreal, 2010, ISBN:9781896941639:

Seller ID: 112747

Keywords: CANADA HISTORY SOLDIERS SCOTLAND SEVEN YEARS' WAR C AMPAIGN QUEBEC NOVA SCOTIA LOUISBOURG,