The Red Watch

With the First Canadian Division in Flanders

Author: J.A. Currie
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,616 / 283 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.6
LoC Category: UD
Downloads: 526
Added to site: 2009.02.19
mnybks.net#: 23481
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, History
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number, and they served with great distinction throughout the revolutionary period. McLean raised one battalion in the States among the loyal Highlanders of Virginia and the Carolinas. He was assisted by Capt. McLeod, a former officer in Fraser's regiment. Through many perils and devious routes the men who enlisted found their way to the battalion rendezvous, and when they had all gathered they marched to Quebec, and virtually took charge of the stirring defence of that famous fortress against the American army under Montgomery and Arnold. Throughout the siege, the order and gallantry of the Highlanders animated the garrison and it was before the muskets of the Royal Highland Emigrants that Montgomery fell at the barrier beneath the citadel.

No greater service was ever given to the British Crown than that given at Quebec by the Royal Highland Emigrants, during the second siege. Their undaunted conduct stirred to emulation the brave French-Canadians who mustered to assist the British, and by their join

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