By Sam Allison
The amazing tale of the lads of the 78th Fraser’s Highlanders strikes from the 1745 Jacobite uprising in Scotland, during the Seven Years’ warfare and the yank Revolution, to the struggle of 1812.
Simon Fraser, leader of the extended family Fraser of Lovat, raised the 78th Highlanders, a regiment that performed a huge function in defeating the French at the Plains of Abraham. Driv’n via Fortune tackles the myths embedded in nationalistic historical past and in fictional bills of those Highland soldier-settlers who introduced the Scottish Enlightenment to North America.
The impression of the 78th Fraser’s Highlanders, which prolonged a ways past Scotland and the Canada in their occasions, is ultimately being told.
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