Buckskin Pimpernel: The Exploits of Justus Sherwood, Loyalist Spy

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Dundurn, Aug 21, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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At the beginning of the American Revolution, Justus Sherwood left his young family in order to serve with the King’s forces, first with General Burgoyne on his disastrous invasion of New York. He was soon appointed Supervisor of Spies and Prisoner Exchanges, and from his "Loyal Blockhouse" on Lake Champlain he sent out raiding parties and spying missions to harass the rebels in New York and England.

 

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Contents

Preface
6
From a Fate Worse than Death
9
Outlaw Rebel Loyalist
17
Secret Mission
30
Rattlesnake Hill
43
Bennington Bloodbath
55
Saratoga
64
Under Convention
78
Behind the Cloud Topped Hill
179
The Happiest People in America
190
Personal Crises
200
Scapegoats to the Wilderness
212
In Government Circles
222
Fading Light
233
Founding Father
243
Epilogue
250

A Pimpernel Emerges
89
Banished Yankee
100
With Fife and Drum
111
Justus Smells Success
124
The Loyal Blockhouse
138
The Loyal Rangers
151
In Yorktowns Wake
159
Undercover Activities1782
166
Memorial of Justus Sherwood
256
Report by Mary I Duncan Handwriting Analyst
259
Bibliographical Essay
261
Notes
264
Bibliography
276
Index
279
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Mary Beacock Fryer is a well-known expert on Upper Canadian history. She lives in Willowdale, Ontario.

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