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Major Robert Farmar of Mobile
by Robert R. Rea
University of Alabama Press, 1990
Paper: 978-0-8173-5242-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-0505-5
Library of Congress Classification F334.M6R33 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 976.12203092

The flamboyant military career of a colonist loyal to the British crown before the Revolution.

"An engaging biography [and] a colorful tale. . . . Robert Farmar, a son of New Jersey, used his position among that colony's elite to secure a commission as a captain in the British Army during the War of Jenkins' Ear and King George's War, serving in the unsuccessful assaults at Cartegena, Cuba, and Panama and then in the disaster at Fontenoy in Flanders and in the reversals at Rocoux and Laffeldt. . . . During the Seven Years' War he participated in the capture of Havana.


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