Holden, James Austin. The Burgoyne Campaign, 1777 Address: Influence of Death of Jane McCrea on The Burgoyne Campaign. Saratoga Springs: New York State Historical Association, 1912.
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Offprint from Transactions of the New York State Historical Association, Vol. XII., 1913.
Jane McCrea (1752-1777), fiancé of the American Loyalist militia member David Jones. She was said to be captured. murdered, and scalped by a Huron-Wendat warrior connected with the British army under Lieutenant General John Burgoyne. The exact cause of her death has met with controversy, and although the outrage was enormous and used as anti-British propaganda, it was also claimed that she was killed accidentally by patriot musket fire. Holden examines all available evidence and concludes that Jane McCrea was indeed killed by Indians, and was an accident of war. He includes an extensive bibliography.