The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold, the Massacre of its Garrison, and the Burning of New London by British Troops under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Benedict Arnold, on the Sixth of September, 1781.

By: Harris, William W.; Allyn, Charles

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Second edition, revised and enlarged (reissue of Sabin 30539, Howes H-240, of which only 100 copies were printed). Boards rubbed with fore-edge exposed, hinges weakening, pencil gift note and owner information on front flyleaf, bottom corner lightly stained, a few pages lightly spotted or foxed. 1882 Hard Cover. 399, [3] pp. 8vo. Originally published by William Harris in 1870, this edition is revised and enlarged with additional notes by Charles Allyn, and illustrated with engravings and maps. It recounts the brutal Battle of Groton Heights, also known as the Fort Griswold Massacre, during which the victorious British forces lost many troops, and then notoriously slaughtered the surrendering soldiers. Illustrated with woodcuts and engraved plates, including a portrait of Benedict Arnold, facsimiles of several contemporary documents, and a map of New London. According to Sabin and Howes, these were not present in the original edition.

Title: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold, the Massacre of its Garrison, and the Burning of New London by British Troops under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Benedict Arnold, on the Sixth of September, 1781.

Author: Harris, William W.; Allyn, Charles

Categories: Military, Revolutionary Era through 1800, Early Imprints,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Charles Allyn: 1882

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2267692

Keywords: MILITARY HISTORY AMERICAN REVOLUTION REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLE GROTON HEIGHTS FORT GRISWOLD NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT MILITIA,