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The Cannoneers by Robert W. Walker

No. words: 65000

Style: Literature and Classics - Alternative History, Action/Adventure - War and Military, Historical Fiction

Published: 6 / 2021

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The Cannoneers

Ben Cross & The Guns of Ticonderoga

by Robert W. Walker

STORY DESCRIPTION

When young Ben Cross escapes occupied Boston in 1775, he has no idea that he will become a cannoneer of the First Artillery Unit of the Continental Army under Colonel Henry Knox, nor that he would be in the company of the Green Mtn. Regiment of Ethan Allen and the tough Vermonters. Now could he have dreamed of dining with General George Washington himself, or helping to arm the Continental Army. But it takes a gargantuan effort which involves a 600 mile round-trip over some of the roughest mountain ranges, the Adirondacks and the Berkshires, to haul 73 cannons, most 24-pounders, via oxen train over iced over rivers in dead of winter through areas where no roads exist until the American soldiers build them ahead of the artillery train.

Col. Knox, a bookseller in Boston at the time that war broke out, was one of the few men who had trained on artillery with the British, and using is own funds, he financed the movement of the captured cannons of Fort Ticonderoga from the Upper Tier region of northern New York to Boston. Ben, a 17-year-old boy, fast becomes a man when faced with responsibility, sabotage, and the court martial of Henry Knox as a spy.

 

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Author information:

Robert W. Walker is the author of over 80 books and a graduate of Northwestern University in Illinois, USA. He has taught writing classes and literature at the university level, currently at West Virginia State University. Robert has written ten separate series, the most successful and long-running being his Instinct Series and his Edge Series. He researches all his books, especially his historical novels. Robert lives with his wife Miranda just outside of historic Charleston, West Virginia in a town called Nitro, but he was born in Corinth, Mississipi and grew up in inner-city Chicago. Robert calls himself a lifelong learner, a researcher, teacher and editor. His favorite authors are Shakespeare and Mark Twain, and he grew up on the classics, influencing his own writing.

Visit the author website at:http://www.robertwalkerbooks.com


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