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Moses, Robert (fl. 1755) [Diary of Robert Moses kept during the French and Indian War]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04944 Author/Creator: Moses, Robert (fl. 1755) Place Written: s.l. Type: Diaries & Journals Date: 12 July 1755 - 15 September 1755 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Moses served in a New Hampshire regiment under the command of Colonel Joseph Blanchard. He describes, sometimes in graphic detail, accounts of fighting Indians and the French in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire during the early stages of the Seven Years' War. Emphasizes the Indians "very barbarous manner." Contains an extensive description of General William Johnson's victory at the Battle of Lake George on 9 September 1755. In the course of the diary he mentions visits to Fort Dummer, Fort Bellows, Charlemont Fort, Fort Massachusetts, Fort Albany, Lake George, and Fort Lymon. He mentions the activities of General William Johnson, Colonel Blanchard, Lieutenant Evans, Captain Mathes, and Captain Folsom. Ink stamp (twice) of "A. D. Tibbetts" on the front.

People: Moses, Robert, fl. 1755.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: French and Indian War, Soldier's Diary, France, Military History, Battle, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, American Indian History

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