|aThe matchlock gun / |cby Walter D. Edmonds ; illustrated by Paul Lantz.
|aNew York : |bPutnam & Grosset Group, |c1998.
|a61 p. : |bill. ; |c20 cm.
|aIn 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy.
|aFrontier and pioneer life--New York (State)--Juvenile fiction.
|aUnited States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763--Juvenile fiction.