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In Their Own Words

The Life and Diary of Lieutenant Colonel John Blackader
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In Their Own Words: Lieutenant Colonel John Blackader

John Blackader was a devout Christian who served with the Cameronians from 1689 to 1711. He kept a diary to help him adhere to his strict religious standards. It provides a unique perspective on Army life during this period.

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Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John Blackader

In Their Own Words: Lieutenant Colonel John Blackader

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