TREEGATE'S RAIDERS by Leonard Wibberley
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The fourth and last book on the exploits the Treegate family during the Revolutionary War brings an excellent series to a grand finale. Peter Treegate, the hero, has come down from the Appalachian Mountains with a band of men ready to join Washington's forces. not withstanding, they accept the discipline of their leader and are instrumental in forces into King's Mountain where their defeat substantially weakens Cornwallis' ranks. The many subsequent battles in which the raiders participate, the capture of Peter and his narrow escape from the noose, present a realistic panorama of war in those times. As a refreshing change from the usual black and white treatment of this subject, the treachery of Treegate's own men is never hidden from view. The preceding books in this series are recommended for further insight into the Treegate clan and greater perspective on the American Revolution -- John Treegate's Musket (1959), Peter Treegate's War (1960) and Sea Captain From Salem (1961).

Pub Date: March 9th, 1962
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy