Summary of the Life of Captain David Perry
Title Page, 1998 edition
Editor's Note, 1998 edition
Editor's Note, 1928 edition
Title Page, 1822 edition
Advertisement [Preface], 1822 edition
Original Copyright Notice (1822 edition)
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ecollections of an Old Soldier: The Life of Captain David Perry
PART ONE: MASSACHUSETTS YEARS.
King George's War (War of the League of Augsburg).
I: Childhood 1741-1757. Parentage, King George's War
(the "Old French War") & the Beginning of the French and
Indian War ("French War").
French & Indian War (Seven Years' War).
II: Ticonderoga 1758. First Campaign. Rank: Private.
Abercrombie's Unsuccessful Assault,
III: Québec 1759. Second Campaign. Rank: Private.
Hazen's Rangers at the Siege of Québec City.
IV: Nova Scotia 1760-61.Third Campaign: Rank: Private.
New England Planters in the Minas Country.
V: Newfoundland 1761-62. Fourth Campaign: Rank: Sergeant.
Citadel Hill at Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Recapture of
St. John's, Newfoundland.
PART TWO: CONNECTICUT YEARS.
VI: Killingly 1762-1775. Marriage, Tanning and Shoemaking.
Revolutionary War (1st War for Independence).
VII: The Siege of Boston 1775-76. Fifth Campaign;
First Campaign of the Revolution. Rank: 2nd Lieutenant.
VIII: Winter in Providence, R.I. 1776-77. Sixth Campaign;
Second Campaign of the Revolution. Rank: 1st Lieutenant.
IX: The Home Front 1777-1779. Poverty, and Efforts in
PART THREE: NEW HAMPSHIRE YEARS.
X: Plainfield 1779-1797. Selectman, and Militia Service.
PART FOUR: VERMONT YEARS.
War of 1812 (2nd War for Independence).
XI: Chelsea 1797-1819. A New State and The War of 1812 (begin.).
XII: Admonition to Future Generations (1819). The War of 1812 (cont.)
Appendix A. Editions
Appendix B. Book Images and Descriptions
Appendix C. Biographies of Editors [forthcoming]
Appendix D. Errata to the Alden and Polyanthos editions
Sources for Editions
Parents and Siblings
Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Data
Excerpts from Recollections:
"FACT OR FICTION: References to Capt. David Perry's Words" by D.G. Jones © 2003
"Captain David Perry: Provincial Soldier, American Patriot" by D.G. Jones © 1998
The Admonition of Capt. David Perry (excerpt from Recollections, 1998 edition)
The Near-death Experience of David Perry (excerpt from Recollections, 1998 edition)
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