A biography of one of the unsung military heroes of the American Revolution, who led the defense of Fort Stanwix in 1777 and saved the Northern Frontier for the patriot cause in 1781.
Marinus Willett: Defender of the Northern Frontier
About the Book
A title in the series New Yorkers and the Revolution
During the War of Independence, citizens such as Marinus Willett (1740 – 1830) truly risked their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” to establish the republic in which they fervently believed. Willett’s bravery and unflinching dedication to the cause of liberty made him a hero at Fort Stanwix in 1777 and saved the Northern Frontier for the patriot cause in 1781. He was a superb warrior, but the contradictions in his complex personality probably kept him from converting his military reputation to a successful career in New York’s tangled politics.
6 x 9 inches