This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...the Indians of the remoter west were more active along the Kentucky frontier than in the preceding year. In May they ravished, killed, and scalped a woman and her two daughters near Ashton's station. The Indians perpetrating this outrage were pursued by Captain Ashton, at the head of a band of twenty ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...the Indians of the remoter west were more active along the Kentucky frontier than in the preceding year. In May they ravished, killed, and scalped a woman and her two daughters near Ashton's station. The Indians perpetrating this outrage were pursued by Captain Ashton, at the head of a band of twenty-five men. Being overtaken, a battle ensued, in which the Indians were victorious. The captain was killed, together with eight of his men, and four others were mortally wounded. In the month of August another Kentucky settlement, called Hoy's Station, was visited by the Indians, by whom two lads were carried into captivity. This band was also pursued by Captain Holder, with a party of seventeen men, who, coming up with the Indians, were likewise defeated, with a loss of seven killed and two wounded. On the 15th of August, the post at Briant's station, five miles from Lexington, was invested by a far more considerable party of the enemy, numbering five hundred Indians and Canadians. After killing all the cattle in the neighbourhood, they assaulted the post on the third day, but were repulsed with a loss of about eighty killed, and numbers wounded; how many, was not known. They were pursued on their retreat by Colonels Todd, Trigg, and Boon, and Major Harland, at the head of one hundred and seventy-six men, well armed and provided. The Indians drew the pursuers into an unfavourable position on the l'Jth, when a severe battle ensued, in which the Kentuckians were beaten, with a loss of seventy-six men; among whom were Colonels Todd and Trigg, Major Harland, and a son of Colonel Boon. The battle lasted only fifteen minutes. The retreat from the field was yet more disastrous than the battle itself. It was fought on the banks of the main fork of the...
Good. No Jacket. A reprint of the Life of Joseph Brant (published in 1838) but abridged and lacking appendices, although a first appearance in this form. These volumes form books No 167 and 168 of the family library series. Offering a history of the skirmishes along the border of the US during the Revolutionary War, with special focus on Joseph Brant and his role, as well as the role of Native Americans. Battles at Wyoming, Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, campaigns in the southern US, etc. Both volumes in GOOD condition. Some minor scuffs to each volume, resulting in minor losses of the boards, with a noticeable chip to volume 2. Extremities scuffed and worn, with loss of boards along the edges, some loss to the spine heads and feet, and heavy loss along the rear fore edge of the first volume. Minor soiling and fading to the covers and spines. Texts of both volumes are clean, with minor foxing throughout, moderate to the preliminaries of each. Minor darkening to the pages. Previous owner's shelf location in pen on the ffep of each volume, as well as signature in pencil on the title pages. Faint hint of smoke odor. Solid attractive copies of this work in GOOD condition. Sabin 92132.
Good in None jacket. Complete two volume set, maroon cloth board with green embossed four-leaf clover on front. Light edge wear and fray, minor foxing on edges, otherwise, clean and tight. Record # 854541.
Good. 1845. Cloth. 12mo. Two volume set. 384 pp, 381 pp. 1845 reprint of 1843 edition. Some shelf wear to boards, chipping and fraying to extremities of spines. Foxing and toning to pages. Ex-Library with the usual markings and labels. Altogether a complete set in Good condition. (Subject: American History. )
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