The Forgone War
The Story of the Brave Keystone Grenadiers
About the Book
On the same day that America declares war on England and Canada, young apple farmer Simon Smithtrovich recruits his four best friends and creates the Seventy-Sixth Pennsylvania, an elite crack company of grenadiers intent on stopping at nothing to ensure America retains its freedom. Some two years later as Major Smithtrovich and his friends, Celestia and Daisy Rose, Timmy Miller, and Brittany Benson bravely march forward into the Battle of Chippewa, their first major fight of the war, they have no idea that they are all about to be tested in ways they never imagined. As their friendships are challenged both physically and mentally in some of the war’s terrible battles that include Lundy’s Lane, Bladensburg, and New Orleans, the men and women of the Seventy-Sixth Pennsylvania transform into extraordinary soldiers of their time who are determined to uphold the same principles their families fought for in the Revolutionary War. In this historical novel, a young American apple farmer and his four best friends are forced to fight against the British and Canadian armies during America’s second war of independence.
About the Author
Nathan Smithtro, born June 18, 1998, which is the same day that the War of 1812 began and the same day as the Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon Bonaparte was savagely defeated by Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington. Smithtro is an independent military historian that studies eighteenth- and nineteenth-century warfare and tactics. He has loved military history ever since he was in the fourth grade. During Smithtro’s years in high school, he excelled greatly in history that was about eighteenth- or nineteenth-century warfare. Smithtro has taken part in historical reenacting for the past five years. He has been a part of American Civil War reenacting with the Second US Sharpshooters, as well as World War II reenacting as a private in the Ninety-Ninth Infantry Division of the 393rd Regiment. He is now a member of the American Revolutionary War reenactment group, His Majesty’s Forty-Third Regiment of Foot and the Second Pennsylvania Regiment. Nathan Smithtro’s future plans are to become more involved in the entertainment business and also to publish more books about America’s famous wars and battles.