Thanks for the responses. I like to read about the common soldier, his bad rations, lack of pay, and all the other privations endured that many Americans today take for granted.
Jack in upstate NY and me here in northcentral PA are in areas where a lot of French & Indian War and Revolutionary War history occured. Local history of that era is getting a lot of attention now days from local historical societies. We need to participate in reenactments to further living history. Reading about it is also nice on cold snowy days, when the woodstove is alight.
Lilred, you probably have lots of local early American history in your part of central VA.