Second edition of Mount Independence (the book) now available
It was time to reprint my book about Mount Independence, so I took the opportunity to make a few changes to the text. I removed reference to the British bringing artillery to the top of Mount Defiance as a cause of the American retreat in July 1777, as I no longer believe that was a significant factor in and of itself (although the fact that they were ABLE to get the cannon up there may have been). I added Arthur St. Clair’s assessment of the state of readiness at the twin forts of Ticonderoga and the Mount, as this was a factor in the retreat. I also included a few minor details about the American raid on the Mount in September of ’77.
These felt like substantive enough changes that I should indicate the alterations by calling this the second edition. I changed the cover a little to reflect this.
The book is available at various locations in the area, and will be on sale at the Mount Independence Visitor Center gift shop once that opens on Memorial Day.
If you’d like to order directly from me, send $13 (which includes shipping within the U.S.) to:
421 Birch Road
Hubbardton, VT 05733