my holiday reading – The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War, by Fred Anderson
This war was also known as King Phillip’s War, 1755-1763. King Phillip was a Native American – (not an English King)
Years ago, like 70, I had a small piece of wood in my dresser draw – if I recall correctly there was a nickel coin as well – these were relics from the French and Indian War, probably given to me by my father or brother. I never thought much about them and in the course of time they disappeared. A little token I wish I had kept.
This war was complicated and it doesn’t get the popular publicity that is given to the Revolutionary War which followed not long after. I am trying to identify which of my ancestors were veterans of this war.