What would it take for you to take up arms against your government? Would you be willing to leave your home, your family, and your livelihood behind and risk an unknown future? The most shocking thing I learned about the American Revolution while writing The War has Begun is the Minutemen knew very well they were starting a war and they would likely not be coming home in a week or two.
Duty in the Cause of Liberty is a four-book series about Isaac Frye, a farmer from Wilton, New Hampshire who became a Continental Army officer after responding to the alarm carried by Paul Revere and William Dawes.
- Book 1: The War has Begun
- Book 2: Honor and Valor (in progress, expected mid-2019)
Isaac served from the first day of the Continental Army’s existence through being in the last unit disbanded. No other man, including George Washington, served longer as an officer.
Read the blog to learn more details about my research, or browse the maps and images to see additional material not available in the books.
The photo above: Lake Champlain as viewed from Fort Ticonderoga, looking east into Vermont.
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