Author:Charles Austin Fosdick

Charles Austin Fosdick
American author, better known by his pen name Harry Castlemon; a prolific writer of juvenile stories and novels, intended mainly for boys. book series as the Gunboat Series, the Rocky Mountain Series, the Roughing It Series, the Sportsman's Club Series, and The Steel Horse, or the Rambles of a Bicycle.
Charles Austin Fosdick


(partial list)


(Note: Some characters appear in more than one series.)

Gunboat seriesEdit

  • Frank the Young Naturalist, 1864 PG
  • Frank on a Gun-boat, 1864 PG
  • Frank Before Vicksburg, 1864 PG
  • Frank in the Woods, 1865 PG
  • Frank on the Lower Mississippi, 1867 PG
  • Frank on the Prairie, 1869 PG

Rocky Mountain seriesEdit

  • Frank Among the Rancheros, 1865 PG
  • Frank in the Mountains, 1864 PG
  • Frank in the Mountains, 1864 PG

Sportsman's Club seriesEdit

  • The Sportsman's Club: In the Saddle, 1873
  • The Sportsman's Club Afloat, 1874
  • The Sportsman's Club Among the Trappers, 1874

Frank Nelson seriesEdit

  • Snowed Up, or, The Sportsman’s Club in the Mountains, 1876
  • Frank Nelson in the Forecastle, or, the Sportsman's Club Among the Whalers, 1876
  • The Boy Trappers

Boy TrapperEdit

  • The Buried Treasure, or, Old Jordan's Haunt, 1877
  • The Boy Trapper, 1878
  • The Mail Carrier, 1879

Roughing It seriesEdit

  • George in Camp
  • George at the Wheel, or, Life in the Pilot-house, 1881 PG
  • George at the Fort, or, Life Among the Soldiers PG

Rod and Gun seriesEdit

  • Don Gordon's shooting-Box PG
  • The Rod and Gun Club,
  • The Young Wild Fowlers, 1885

Go-Ahead seriesEdit

  • Tom Newcombe
  • Go-Ahead
  • No Moss; Or, The Career of a Rolling Stone PG

Forest and Stream seriesEdit

War seriesEdit

  • True to His Colors PG
  • Rodney the Partisan PG
  • Rodney the Overseer
  • Marcy the Blockade Runner PG
  • Marcy the Refugee PG
  • Sailor Jack, the Trader

Lucky Tom seriesEdit

Houseboat seriesEdit

  • The Houseboat Boys
  • The Mystery of Lost River Cañon
  • The Young Game Warden

Afloat and Ashore seriesEdit

  • A Rebellion in Dixie, 1897 PG
  • A Sailor In Spite of Himself, 1897
  • The Ten-Ton Cutter, 1897

The Pony Express SeriesEdit

  • The Pony Express Rider
  • The White Beaver
  • Carl, the Trader


  • Our Fellows, aka Skirmishes with the Swamp Dragoons, 1872
  • A Struggle for a Fortune PG
  • Two Ways of Becoming a Hunter, 1892
  • Julian Mortimer PG
  • Oscar in Africa
  • The Camp in the Foot-Hills, 1893
  • Guy Harris, The Runaway, 1887
  • First Capture; or Hauling Down the Flag of England PG
  • Haunted Mine PG

PGEbook available at Project Gutenberg


Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.