A Sesqui-Centennial Souvenir Describing One Hundred and Fifty Years of Progress, with a Complete Story of the Sullivan Campaign of 1779 and a History of the Towns of the Finger Lakes Region Settled by Veterans of That Expedition

By: Melone, Harry R.

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Ink name on front endpaper. 1929 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 400 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. The 1779 Sullivan Expedition, also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, was an extended systematic military campaign during the American Revolutionary War against Loyalists (Tories) and the four Nations of the Haudenosaunee which had sided with the British. The campaign ordered and organized by George Washington[notes 1] and his staff was conducted chiefly in the lands of the Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the Longhouse Confederacy) taking the war home to the enemy to break their morale, and the expedition was largely successful in that goal as they destroyed more than 40 Iroquois villages and stores of winter crops, breaking the power of the six nations in New York all the way to the Great Lakes, as the terrified Indian families relocated to Canada seeking protection of the British. Today this area is the heartland of New York State, and with the military power of the Iroquois vanquished,[notes 2] the events also opened up the vast Ohio Country, the Great Lakes regions,[notes 3] Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky to post-war settlements.[notes 4].

Title: A Sesqui-Centennial Souvenir Describing One Hundred and Fifty Years of Progress, with a Complete Story of the Sullivan Campaign of 1779 and a History of the Towns of the Finger Lakes Region Settled by Veterans of That Expedition

Author: Melone, Harry R.

Categories: New York, American, Americana, Adventure,

Publisher: Harry R. Melone: 1929

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2274313

Keywords: LOCAL REGIONAL NEW YORK FINGER LAKES REGION SULLIVAN CAMPAIGN AMERICAN HISTORY AMERICANA,