Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations of Indians in 1779 with Records of Centennial Celebrations, Prepared Pursuant to Chapter 361, Laws of the State of New York, of 1885

By: Cook, Frederick

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First edition. All maps included (5 in pockets, 6 in text, including 3 fold-outs). Front free endpaper loose but included, boards rubbed. 1887 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 579, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Includes several fold-out maps, plus a pocket inside the front cover containing maps and plans. Engraved frontispiece of Sullivan, engraved portraits in text of Brigadier General James Clinton, Colonel Peter Gansevoort (from a portrait by Gilbert Stuart, famous for his portrait of George Washington), and Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt. Original brown cloth, gilt titles & rules, blind-stamped double border. John Sullivan was an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress. Sullivan served as a major general in the Continental Army and as Governor (or 'President') of New Hampshire. He is most famous for leading the Sullivan Expedition in 1779, a scorched earth campaign against the Iroquois towns that had taken up arms against the American revolutionaries. This volume contains journals by 27 officers present during the campaign, and has become the authoritative primary source of the event.

Title: Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations of Indians in 1779 with Records of Centennial Celebrations, Prepared Pursuant to Chapter 361, Laws of the State of New York, of 1885

Author: Cook, Frederick

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

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Knapp, Peck & Thomson Printers: 1887

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2286587

Keywords: HISTORY AMERICAN COLONIAL ERA REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD UNITED STATES OF AMERICA EARLY INDEPENDENCE,