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The Rifleman, a Little Known Hero of the American Revolution
The Rifleman a Little Known Hero of the American Revolution Author:John Brick Tim Murphy's name is a legend in upper NY State. This is his story - the story of a brash frontiersman who turned the tide of battle a Saratoga. He was one of Daniel Morgan's "Shirt Men" - that hell-for-buckskin corps of reflemen whose bravery was excelled only by their marksmanship. And Tim Murphy was the surest shot of them all. He was a trapp... more »er - a "woodsrunner" as townspeople sneeringly called him - and being a trapper in the unsettled woods of Pennsylvania in 1775 meant being an Indian fighter as well. All during the lonely winter as he tended his beaver traps, Tim was consumed by a single purpose: to have enough pelts by springtime to return to Sunbury and marry the enchanting and warmly desirable Marian Greene. But his dreams of settling down with her exploded when, one day near the end of winter, Tim discovered that his traps, his cache of precious pelts, his horse, and all his belongings had been stolen by three stripling Senecas in war paint.
Tim started out on a succession of adventures - lovemaking, roistering, traveling, and wreaking revenge - before he finally joined an outfit of Pennsylvania riflemen who were being recruited to march on Boston and fight the British. The first shot had already been fired at Concord; Bunker Hill was an accomplished fact....
So begins JB's lusty and exciting novel about one of the little-known heroes of the Revolution. Moving through its pages are famous men - General Daniel Morgan, Benedict Arnold, Burgoyne, Gates, and Fraser.....« less