A Bard of Wolfe’s Army: James Thompson, Gentleman Volunteer, 1733–1830
edited by Earl John Chapman and Ian Macpherson McCulloch
In this book, editors Earl Chapman and Ian McCulloch not only present Thompson's anecdotes in one volume for the first time, but they also provide a wealth of explanation and historical background that helps to bring the period to life and places Thompson's experiences in context.
From the foreword by Peter MacLeod, curator, Canadian War Museum:
In the course of his short but adventurous military career, Thompson met James Wolfe, who addressed him as 'Brother Soldier,' at the siege of Louisbourg, carried a wounded French soldier to an aid station after the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and kept the sword of the commander of the American assault on Quebec City as a souvenir.
Striking as they are, these are just three examples of a cascade of sparkling vignettes covering crime, scandal, valour, victory, defeat, honour, humour, a pet puppy and day-to-day life as a soldier."
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