Fairfax Downey

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Combat officer in two wars, and author of numerous books, Fairfax Downey contributed “Yankee Gunners at Louisbourg” to the February, 1955, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE .

Articles by this Contributor

December 1956

It’s the sort of thing that couldn’t happen now, but in the Revolution Molly Corbin and Molly Pitcher were first-rate cannoneers

February 1955

Gallant exploits against long odds helped the American militia capture the famous French citadel.

June 1955

Ne’er-do-wells and deserters, these soldiers lived hard, fought hard— and died when they saw a flag go up