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The Colonial Series is a series of books written by Edward Stratemeyer starting in 1901.


The Colonial Series books are historical fiction that are set in the colonial period of the United States. It follows the story of a young man, David Morris, through a number of conflicts, starting with the French and Indian War.[1]

Historical accuracyEdit

Stratemeyer consulted many reliable sources including the writings of George Washington in the preparation of this work.[2]

Books in the seriesEdit

The series consists of six books. They start at the beginning of the French and Indian War and go almost to the American Revolution.

  1. With Washington in the West
  2. Marching on Niagara
  3. At the Fall of Montreal
  4. On the Trail of Pontiac
  5. The fort in the Wilderness
  6. Trail and Trading-Post

With Washington in the WestEdit

Washington in the West tells something of George Washington’s youthful experience as a surveyor and his leadership of colonial forces in the French and Indian War. The hero, David Morris, is several years younger than Washington, with whom he becomes intimately associated. The book covers the adventures of David Morris in battles of the early French and Indian War, as well as in general pioneer life and his time surveying with Washington. The story relates the battles of Great Meadows and Braddock's defeat.[3]


  1. ^ "Colonial Series". Gask Castle Press. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28.
  2. ^ Stratemeyer, Edward. With Washington in the West. Gask Castle Press. pp. Preface.
  3. ^ "Colonial Series". Gask Castle Press. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28.

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