NH Anti-Hero Who Created America’s Special Forces 250 Years Ago

(…) America’s unconventional warfare tradition goes back to the 17th century, when a handful of men like Benjamin Church and John Talcott in New England formed independent scouting and raiding companies of friendly Indians and colonial soldiers to defeat a major Indian rebellion in New England called King Philip’s War (1675-76).

The most colorful and influential unconventional warrior in our colonial history, though, is unquestionably Robert Rogers (1731-95). Of Scots-Irish descent, Rogers was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, but raised on a farm on the upper reaches of the New Hampshire frontier.  | More…

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