Bob and Jane Bantz on Braddock's Road.

Bob Bantz's western Maryland French and Indian War reading list

The following French and Indian War reading list was provided by retired Engineer Robert L. "Bob" Bantz. Mr. Bantz is highly respected in western Maryland for his long-term commitment to identifying, preserving, and using gps to map surviving portions of Braddock's Road, and for his long-term commitment to history education.

1. "History of Cumberland...": Will H. Lowdermilk, 1878 (25.3 MB).

2. "History of Western Maryland": (Volume 1, Volume 2) J. Thomas Scharf, 1882 (66.9 MB).

3. "History of Allegany County Maryland": James W. Thomas, T. J. C. Williams, 1923 (63.3 MB).

4. "Allegany County — A History": Stegmaier, Jr.; Dean; Kershaw; and Wiseman, 1976.

5. " The History of an Expedition Against Fort Du Quesne in 1755": Winthrop Sargent, 1856 (26.3 MB).

6. "Braddock at the Monongahela": Paul Kopperman, 1977.

7. "The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution-Braddock's Defeat" David Preston, 1972.

8. "Braddock's Road-Mapping the British Expedition...": Norman L. Baker, 2013.

9. "Braddock Road": John Kennedy Lacock, 1914 (1.7 MB) Click here for a website that has published the Braddock Road postcard series.

10. "On Campaign Against Fort Duquesne": Douglas R. Cubbison, 2015.

11. "Braddock Road Chronicles 1755": Andrew J. Wahll, 1999. Mr. Bantz considers this to be the best reference pertaining to the diaries of Braddock's march.

12. "Frontier Forts Along the Potomac and Its Tributaries": William Ansel, Jr., 1984.

13. "Maryland and The French and Indian War": Allan Powell, 1998.

14. "Cumberland-1787-1987": Joseph H. Weaver, 1987 (available at the Allegany College of Maryland library).

15. "The Old Pike": Thomas B. Searight, 1894.

16. "Struggle for a Continent — The French and Indian wars 1689-1763": Betsey Maestro, 2005 (HarperCollins). Mr. Bantz describes this as an excellent elementary school reference.

17. "Liberty or Death — The American Revolution 1763-1783": Betsey Maestro, 2005. (HarperCollins) Mr. Bantz describes this as an excellent elementary school reference.

18. Fort Edwards Foundation website.

19. Fort Necessity National Battlefield 19-minute French and Indian War DVD provides an excellent over-view of the war.

20. "The Crucible of War": Fred Anderson, 2000.

21. "Braddock's Defeat": Charles Hamilton, 1950.

22. "Colonial Records of the Upper Potomac" Volumes 3, 4, 5, and 6: William H. Rice, 2016.

23. "The Papers of Henry Bouquet": Stevens, Kent, and Leonard, 1951.

24. "Ohio Company of Virginia": Kenneth Bailey, 1939.

25. "Frontier Forts Along the Potomac and its Tributaries": William H. Ansel, 1984.

26. "Ill Starred General": Lee McCardell, 1958.

27. "Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution": David L. Preston, 2015.

28. "Fort Cumberland", Volumes 1 & 2: Lannie Dietle, 2019.


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