1887 COPY OF SULLIVAN’S INDIAN EXPEDITION OF 1779

$125.00 SOLD

Quantity Available: None

Item Code: 236-543

The full title of this work is “JOURNALS OF THE MILITARY EXPEDITION OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN AGAINST THE SIX NATONS OF INDIANS IN 1779 WITH RECORDS OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS” by Frederick Cook, Secretary of State and published by Knapp, Peck & Thomson of Auburn, N.Y. in 1887.”

This hardbound volume is wrapped in brown cloth with the title in gold on the cover and repeated on the spine. Covers are in good condition and show only light wear, mostly on the lower spine.

Volume meas. approx. 6.50 x 10.00 inches and runs 581 pages with several fold-out maps and two other maps tucked in a sleeve attached to the inside front cover. Sleeve bears a period paper tag that reads “COMPLIMENTS OF ROBERT P. BUSH, MEMBER OF ASSEMBLY 1887.” First and last blank page has a period ink inscription of “CHARLES TUBBS 25 DEC. 1877.”

Binding is excellent. Interior is clean with only minor page yellowing from age.

The 1779 Sullivan Expedition (also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, the Sullivan Campaign) was a campaign during the Revolutionary War, lasting from June to October 1779, against the four British allied nations of the Iroquois. The campaign was ordered by George Washington in response to the 1778 Iroquois and British attacks on Wyoming, German Flatts, and Cherry Valley. The campaign had the aim of "taking the war home to the enemy to break their morale". The Continental Army carried out a scorched-earth campaign in the territory of the Iroquois Confederacy in what is now western and central New York.

The expedition was largely successful, with more than 40 Iroquois villages razed and their crops and food stores destroyed. It drove 5,000 Iroquois to Fort Niagara seeking British protection and depopulated the area for post-war settlement and opened up the vast Ohio Country, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky to post-war settlement.  [ad] [ph:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire About 1887 COPY OF SULLIVAN’S INDIAN EXPEDITION OF 1779

For inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

featured item

RARE EBERLE 1796 CONTRACT MARKED BAYONET

This rare bayonet is marked by the maker in a sunken cartouche with raised letters on the base of the blade reading “Eberle.” Charles Louis Eberle emigrated to the U.S. from Germany with brothers George A. and Henry J. in 1794, arriving in… (1052-86). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

24
Jun

June 29-30: 51st Annual Gettysburg Civil War Relic Show Learn More »

Instagram