TITLE

"DESERTED HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE": MILITARY RUNAWAYS, THE BRITISH-AMERICAN PRESS, AND THE PROBLEM OF DESERTION DURING THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR

AUTHOR(S)
Agostini, Thomas
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Social History;Summer2007, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p957
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the problem of desertion during the Seven Years' War in Colonial North America. Between 1755 through 1762, over 2000 soldiers were listed in newspapers from Nova Scotia to Georgia as deserters with rewards offered for their return. The author offers an analysis of the advertisements to determine the possible reasons for desertions and the general traits that were reported about the deserters. A discussion of the two different armies, the King's Army, or Redcoats, and the provincial army, units composed from each individual colony, that fought in the war are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
25575933

 

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