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Unknown Major General Rogers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.201.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: circa 1770-1785
Pagination: 1 engraving : b&w ; 19.7 x 12.5 cm.

Engraving of Tory officer Robert Rogers in uniform shown holding hands with a Native American Indian.

Rogers was a colonial farmer recruited from New Hampshire in 1755 by the British for service in the French and Indian War. He created a unit called Rogers' Rangers in 1756 (the first Rangers), and by 1758 the British placed him in charge of all colonial Ranger companies.

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