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John Peebles' American War, 1776-82 (Publications of the Army Records Society) Hardcover – 23 Apr 1998
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Peeble's did his duty for his country and King admirably, however as the years go on (1776-1782) you can begin to see his change of feelings for the war. He begins to question why Great Britain is fighting and he is beginning to have grudging respect for the American "rebels". I am sure that he was one of the vast majority of British soldiers who, after a few years was questioning their country's resolve to end the Revolution. However, Peeble's did his duty and fought without question.
From the everyday account of camp life, battle, observations of Torries, rebels and common folk in the colonies, Peebles provides an invaluable account of what life was like during the Revolution from the opposing point of view.
At the end of the diary the editor does and excellent service and provides the follow up to the key figures of Peeble's diary furnishing what happened to the Generals, soldiers and people of importance after the war.
Overall this is an excellent read and is a MUST have for the serious student and enthusiast of the American Revolution.