The first of a two-volume illustrated set chronicling the Highland regiments’ fighting performance and experiences from the time they were raised in the Highlands and stepped ashore in North America to their disbandment in 1763. This volume follows the regiments’ fighting campaigns.
Sons of the Mountains: The Highland Regiments in the French & Indian War, 1456-1767, Volume I
About the Book
Three proud Highland regiments fought in North America during the Seven Years’ War–the 77th Foot (Montgomery’s Highlanders), the 78th Foot (Fraser’s Highlanders), and the famous Black Watch, more correctly known at the time as the Royal Highland Regiment. Undoubtedly, the exploits of the 42nd, 77th and 78th Highlanders in some of the bloodiest and most desperate battles on the North American continent were a critical factor in transforming the overall image of Highlanders from Jacobite rebels to Imperial heroes in the latter half of the 18th century. But the everyday story of these regiments –how they trained, worked, played, fought and died from their own point of view–has never been seriously told.
Sons of the Mountains: A History of the Highland Regiments in North America During the French & Indian War, 1756-1767 is an illustrated two-volume set chronicling the Highland regiments’ fighting performance and experiences from the time they were raised in the Highlands and stepped ashore in North America, to their disbandment in 1763; or, as in the case of the 42nd, reduced in establishment and left on lonely garrison duty in the American wilderness until their recall and return to Ireland in 1767.
This Volume One follows all three regiments on their various campaigns in the different theatres of war. As they range from the wilderness of the Ohio Forks to the wind-swept crags of Signal Hill in Newfoundland, and from the waters of the Great Lakes to the torrid swamps and cane fields of the “Sugar Islands,” the reader will be exposed to all the major conflicts and actions of the “Great War for Empire” as seen through the eyes of the Highland soldier.
Lavishly illustrated with original artwork, as well as with contemporary prints, maps and portraits from the collections of the Black Watch Museums of Scotland and Canada, the Fort Ticonderoga Museum, and other museums and archives, Sons of the Mountains is a visual delight.
Co-published with Fort Ticonderoga
About the Author
Lt. Colonel Ian Macpherson McCullough is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Educated in Scotland and Switzerland, he holds a degree in Journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa, and a Master’s Degree in War Studies from Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston. He joined the Canadian Army in 1977 and has served in a variety of regimental and staff appointments in the USA, Canada and Germany. Promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1993, he assumed command of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and later was appointed Deputy Director of History and Heritage for the Canadian Forces in Ottawa. He is now serving as NATO senior staff officer at Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia. Ian is an avid military historian specializing in the Seven Years’ War in North America and has published numerous articles on that subject. He is an active member of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
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