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1887 Journals of The Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against The Six Nations of Indians in 1779 by Frederick Cook w/ Maps FIRST EDITION

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1887 Journals of The Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against The Six Nations of Indians in 1779 by Frederick Cook w/ Maps FIRST EDITION


Description: 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. Published by Knapp, Peck & Thomson Printers, 1887. First edition. All maps included (5 in pockets, 6 in text, including 3 fold-outs). 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. Please ask specific questions on details, condition, and shipping prior to bidding, ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, and the bidder will be responsible for payment. We box and ship what we can to keep costs low, and use USPS and UPS. Large items, extremely fragile, and high value items will be packed by UPS. Quotes available on request

  • Dimensions: 7.25" x 10.25"
  • Condition: Very Good - Excellent Condition with no missing or torn pages

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