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Against the backdrop of the funeral of Major General Bennet Riley in June 1853, his beloved Arabella reminisces about their life – their happy times, his challenges on the battlefield and their personal tragedies. The reader will be taken on a journey that traces his rise during a forty-year army career that saw him advance in rank during service in all the major conflicts of his nation during the first half of the 19th century and placed him in a role where he would be considered the father of California statehood.

They lived on the western prairies and in tropical Florida, but Buffalo New York became the place that truly became home for Bennet and Arabella, during and after his remarkable military career. It is a love story that spans one of the greatest eras in American history.


  • Published ‏ : ‎ May 14, 2024
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 243 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1953610749
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1953610744
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.55 x 9 inches

HUSH THE CANNON’S ROAR: The Life and Times of Bennet Riley, Defender of Buffalo

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