Part Three in A Time of Terror series, Brothers in Arms
, continues the story of the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley with the contributions of Algonquins, Iroquois, French, Dutch, English, Scots, and Irish.
Many old world problems were eventually resolved in America and many old world customs such as witchcraft continued in the new land. In addition, Wampum, the custom of putting shoes in the walls, DebtorÕs Prison, and a local witch burning are covered.
Many people passed through St. JohnÕs Reformed Church in the early years and the church records included in the appendix should be helpful to genealogists.
Brothers in Arms has over 70 Pension Applications of the men who served, and troop rosters. The Pension Applications are one of the last original sources still unpublished.
Over 22,000 names appear in this book.
I was not born in the Mohawk Valley, but I have lived here most of my life. I was born in Michigan. No, I am not related to the old families, but my five children certainly are related to all the old families.
I have always been a student of the Revolutionary War and was a history major in college. Imagine, ending up in the Mohawk Valley where history surrounds me! The story of Colonel Klock's Regiment has never been told before and I was intrigued with the local events that happened here during the Revolution.