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The American Journals of Lt. John Enys

Author:  Elizabeth (editor) Cometti
ISBN #: 9780815601210
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Adirondack Museum
Publisher Location: Blue Mountain Lake
Book Condition: Very Good-
Dust Jacket Condition: good
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1976
light wear to tips, corners and edges of book and jacket which is rubbed, soiled with some discoloring also slightly affecting the book. First printing / edition stated, no others noted. Lieutenant John Enys (1757 1818) was a British Army officer who served during and after the American Revolution. John was also present with Gen. Carlton's naval squadron on Lake Champlain at the Battle of Valcour Island on 11 October 1776. With the defeat of Burgoynes' army at Saratoga and loss of the 29th Regiment's light Infantry company in October 1777, John was promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant on 16 February 1778 and placed into a composite "Ranger" company that took over the duties normally performed by the light infantry company of the regiment. In the Autumn of 1778, John and his Ranger company took part in a raid down the eastern side of Lake Champlain burning crops, farms and other militarily useful supplies. Known as Carleton's Raid after its overall commander Major Christopher Carleton, also of the 29th Regt., who was the nephew of Gen. Guy Carlton. In 1780, the Ranger company took part in a much larger raid along the western shore of Lake Champlain to Lake George and as far as the Hudson River at Fort Edward. This raid was a part of the Burning of the Valleys that had multiple raids taking place over northern New York and Vermont during the fall of 1780. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.