The Border Warfare of New York During the Revolution; or The Annals of Tryon County


This is the pioneer history of the border wars of New York during the American Revolution. The information was gathered from statements of those involved in the Revolutionary War, "the then aged men and women scattered along the valley of the Mohawk and the head-waters of the Susquehanna." It was the author’s "good fortune to sit down and listen to the stories of their trials and their triumphs." Additional sources were manuscripts of the Committee of Safety on the borders and the correspondence of the "principal actors." This work contains an account of the main events which occurred on the frontier of New York during the Revolution, particularly at Cherry Valley. It relates the following: early settlement of New York, history of the Indians and relations with them, prominent families, committees of safety, military campaigns and battles, the Mohawk Valley, German settlements, incidents of capture or massacre by Indians. Appendices include biographical sketches, speeches, letters, and documents such as the following: the speech of Mohawk chiefs to the magistrates of Albany in 1689; a sketch of the life of Sir William Johnson; a sketch of Skenando, the white man’s friend; an address to the New York Historical Society, “The Direct Agency of the English Government in the Employment of the Indians;” an invoice of scalps taken by the Senecas; the centennial address by William W. Campbell (Cherry Valley, July 4, 1840). A full name index enhances the text.

William W. Campbell

(1849), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 406 pp.

ISBN: 9781556136122