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Re: Winter in the Northern Department

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  • Will Tatum <wptatu@wm.edu>
    And let us not forget that Montgomery recieved his martial education as an officer in His Majesty s 17th Regiment of Foot during the previous war. Regards,
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 1, 2003
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      And let us not forget that Montgomery recieved his martial education
      as an officer in His Majesty's 17th Regiment of Foot during the
      previous war.

      Regards,
      Will Tatum
      HM 17th Regt


      --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "Joyce & Mike Barbieri
      <ottercreek@v...>" <ottercreek@v...> wrote:
      > List Folk,
      >
      > Not to be disrespectful but all the discussion and coverage that
      > Valley Forge gets rather irritates me. What about the poor
      b*****ds
      > who suffered through the winter camped outside the walls of Quebec
      > City in the winter of 1775-6? What about those who suffered
      through
      > the winter of '76-'77 at Mt. Independence and Ft. Ti? Valley Forge
      > certainly was hard but the above troops suffered through winters
      > several hundred miles further north and certainly not in a
      developed
      > region with friends and sources of supply and forage nearby--
      limited
      > amounts but still much closer at hand. I don't know how many died
      in
      > front of Quebec but there are upwards of a thousand people buried
      on
      > Mt. Independence and those numbers come from a much smaller force
      > than at Valley Forge. VF gets the press 'cause Washington and
      other
      > big names spent the winter there or nearby. If only he had come
      > north, Quebec and/or Mt. I. would have received the notoriety.
      >
      > Mike Barbieri
      > Whitcomb's Corps--who spent every winter in northern VT and NH
      >
      > P.S. My wife's related to Jacob Cheeseman who died next to
      Montgomery
      > in the attack on Quebec 227 years ago tonight.
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