In the Shadow of Cedars By Charles Butterfield

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In The Shadwo of CedarsThe life and times of a disgraced citizen soldier in revolutionary Westmoreland, New Hampshire traces the life of a Westmoreland tavern keeper embroiled in a Revolutionary War disaster.  Butterfield 2

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The life and times of a disgraced citizen soldier in revolutionary Westmoreland, New Hampshire traces the life of a Westmoreland tavern keeper embroiled in a Revolutionary War disaster.  Major Isaac Butterfield was called a scoundrel by Thomas Jefferson, condemned to an infamous death by John Adams, and in George Washington’s opinion deserved “exemplary punishment.”  Extensive research by Charles Butterfield reveals that he was a victim of wartime propaganda.

“Late Sunday afternoon, May 19, 1776, Major Isaac Butterfield assembled 390 men under his command at the fort they had built on the north bank of the St. Lawrence River at a place called Cedars and surrendered them to British Captain George Forster…..”

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