Raiders and Rebels--the Books

A publisher in South Carolina that specializes in regional history, History Press, found this blog in May 2011 and asked me to write a history book (non-fiction) on the Patriot War. They published it in the spring of 2012. In the fall of 2013, they published part two.

The first book, The Patriot War Along the New York-Canada Border, concentrates on raids and rebels along the St. Lawrence River and around Lake Ontario. The second book, The Patriot War Along the Michigan-Canada Border, tells the story of the war along the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.

Both books coincide with the 175th anniversary of the start of the Patriot War. You can read more about them at my publishing blog.
William F Stratton said...

I have just begun to read the first book, "The Patriot War Along the New York-Canada Border," and am enjoying it. I picked it up when I discovered some information about my great grandfather, Francis Joel Stratton, a very interesting character in his own right, who was a constable in Rochester, NY, about 1840 to 1843, a deputy US Marshall for the NO. District of NY, 1843 to 1847, and later a physician who died in 1863 in WA DC while working for William Seward.

The information indicated he went to Buffalo in 1837 and was somehow involved with "freebooters."

I know you time is valuable but I am curious whether you may have come across his name during your research?

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