The Matchlock Gun Author:Walter D. Edmonds, Paul Lantz (Illustrator) Even Father had never used the matchlock gun. — In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch fr a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge ma... more »tchlock gun, and old Spanish gun that was twice as long as he was, but would Edward be able to handle it if trouble actually came?« less
I read this book to my boys this year. This one's a keeper at our house, but we are posting a duplicate. It is a story of a pioneer family during the time of the French and Indian War. In his father's absence, young Edward must be brave to protect his family. His bravery involves a very old Spanish gun.