Note: Many of my clients are scholars and researchers seeking specific information related to their field of interest. For their convenience I include the following details directly from this book. Places and Historical Subject Matter Discussed/Illustrated in this Book (Partial Only, See Full Contents Below): Century Book American Revolution Revolutionary War United States Military History Minute Men Patriots General George Washington Colonial Continental Independence Liberty Cambridge Massachusetts Lexington Concord Bunker Hill Battle-ground Colonel Prescott General Warren Gen. A 124-year-old pilgrimage to the hallowed sites of the Revolutionary War.
In rare historic photos, engravings and sketches. THE CENTURY BOOK OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. With an Introduction by Chauncey M. Published by the Century Co.
New York, Issued Under the Auspices of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. 9¾" x 7¾" decorated cloth hardcover edition, no dustjacket.Illustrated with period photos and illustrations. Bright exterior as shown in photo.
Text is clean and complete. No torn, loose or missing pages. Great example of this rare 120-year-old Revolutionary War title. At heart, this book is an informal survey of America's Revolutionary War landmarks, ranging from Cambridge to Concord and Lexington...From Bunker Hill to the Hudson, Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers... From the Carolinas to Cowpens and back to Yorktown... The whole time identifying and discussing the battlefields, monuments and other hallowed sites along the way complete with period photographs and illustrations. It is not a typical book of this sort: ostensibly written for a younger audience, it features a fictional narrative that serves a framework to hold a young reader's interest, or, in the book's own words, The Story of the Pilgrimage of a Party of Young People to the Battlefields of the American Revolution.
The story, which I hope you'll read regardless of age, has an effect that its author probably never suspected -- it shows us how Americans of 100 years ago still recognized, respected and venerated the sites associated with the American Revolution, an appreciation that is sadly all but lost today. However, the greatest value to the Revolutionary War scholar or collector is that this book contains numerous photographs and illustrations that may not be easily found elsewhere. For example, there is an 1890s photo of the monument marking the site of John Andre's execution -- in the photo, it is toppled, with the commentary that it is the third monument to be overturned because of the popular detestation of a spy and of Arnold's treason. There is also an 1890s photo of the spot where Washington crossed the Delaware showing just an empty shoreline and a covered bridge in the background.
And another photo of "the remains of Fort Washington" as it appeared in the 1890s. The Valley Forge railroad depot in the 1890s.. The site of Molly Pitcher's well... You'll also find period photos of the homes, taverns and inns that served as military headquarters for Washington, Schuyler and others.The photos are complemented by many period illustrations of scenes from the Revolution as depicted in old paintings, prints and the like. The photos and illustrations go hand-in-hand with the text and are presented in a geographical order.
The first group shows sites in Massachusetts, especially cities and towns such as Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, and of course Lexington and Concord. There are also some scenes from New York City and Brooklyn.
New Jersey saw plenty of action during the Revolutionary War, so Princeton, Trenton and Monmouth are also represented. Likewise, there are pictures from nearby Pennsylvania and the towns of Chadd's Ford, Birmingham, Germantown and Valley Forge. One of the most hotly contested areas during the war was New York's Hudson River Valley, so it should come as no surprise that a good many of the photos and illustrations show historic sites in Tappan, Tarrytown, Newburgh, Kingston, Albany, Schuylerville, Oriskany and Saratoga. The Revolutionary War concluded in the South, so it seems only right that this book should, too.
In the last chapters you'll see photos from Charleston, Camden, Spartansburg and Guilford, South Carolina, as well as Savannah Georgia, and Yorktown Virginia, where after eight long years America finally secured her independence. To try to summarize such an impressive volume in a few paragraphs is impossible, so I have taken some unusual steps. In order to give you the most accurate description of this rare and valuable book, I have provided some helpful details below, starting with a summary of the Contents. - and who routinely use books like this for specific research -- I have personally prepared a summary of the many photos and illustrations. What's more, I have also prepared another summary of miscellaneous names, locales and topics mentioned in the text.
Meanwhile, at the bottom of this page, you can see some of the photos and illustrations from this book for yourself. I hope you'll take a few moments to have a look. Contents Are: (1) In Cambridge With Patriots and Poets: A visit to Cambridge Three great poets and three historic houses A city of memorials From the Vikings to the Boys in Blue An Object Lesson in America's Revolutionary Story (2) On Lexington Common: On the road to Lexington Changed condition of the country The Stone Cannon Lexington Village and its famous Common The story of the fight The Monument The memorials and the old houses (3) Among the Embattled Farmers: How they came to Concord Dr. Prescott's ride Where the Congress met At Concord fight The Old Monument The statue of the Minute-man The story of the Retreat Dr.Hale's poem Sites and scenes in a famous town (4) On Bunker Hill: Climbing the Monument The view from the top Tracing the Battle-ground The Redoubt Colonel Prescott Warren and Putnam The story of the assault Victory or defeat? Webster's oration The tablet on Dorchester Heights The first American victory (5) In Greater New York: Along the shore line Historic towns The British plan Ticonderoga and Quebec In old New York The Battle of Long Island The Great Retreat Harlem Heights and White Plains The fall of Fort Washington (6) Along the Delaware: Where Washington crossed The wintry march The dash on Trenton A turning point in the war Princeton's Battle-ground In "The Lair of the Tiger" (7) On the Schuylkill and Thereabouts: By Brandywine Creek Old-time obstacles The fight at the Ford and on the Hill Where Lafayette was wounded The Chew House The street fight at Germantown A baffling fog At Valley Forge An object lesson in self-sacrifice At Monmouth Court-house The Monument at Freehold A gallant foeman (8) Up the Hudson: The Hudson as a historic waterway Its great beacon-lights The Neutral Ground The cow-chase Dobb's Ferry Andre's fate Stony Point Doherty's description Newburgh and West Point Washington's noblest deed (9) Promenading With Burgoyne: At the Springs Burgoyne's Promenade Oriskany and Bennington Schuyler and Gates The "Lone Tree" of Walloomsac The Bennington Monument Across country to Schuylerville Freeman's Farms and Bemis Heights The Saratoga Monument The vacant niche The surrender spot (10) From the Sea to the Sand-Hills: By sea to Savannah Where the British landed The Siege of Savannah A city of monuments Fascinating Charleston The defense of Fort Moultrie The Battle of Eutaw Springs (11) Among the Carolina Highlands: The balmy breezes of Camden An old-time hill-town The Battle of Camden Gates the Blunderer The deserted village De Kalb's Monument The Hogback of Hobkirk's Hill King's Mountain and its hero-story A Monument on a hilltop (12) In a Region of Rivers: From King's Mountain to Cowpens Why Cowpens? Tarleton The old monument The statue in Spartanburg The hornets' nest A land of liberty A splendid Battle-park The field of Guilford A most important battle (13) On the Heights Above York: The sun on the monument After Guilford Marion's men Cornwallis at bay The French alliance The last assault The Surrender Old Yorktown. Photos & Illustrations Include: Longfellow Memorial and Craigie House, Cambridge Mass.
Longfellow's home at Cambridge which Washington used for his office Longfellow's study, used by Washington as his military office, Cambridge Stairway in the old Holmes' mansion where the occupation of Bunker Hill was planned Elmwood, home of James Russell Lowell, where Benedict Arnold and his Connecticut Volunteers were quartered after Battle of Lexington Wadsworth House, Cambridge, occupied by Washington until a British shell grazed it Neighbors on "Tory Row, " Cambridge, talking over the troubles The Washington Elm under which Washington took command of the American army in 1775 Bust of Paul Revere Old North Church, Salem St, Boston The Old Powder-House, Somerville Mass. Across the marshes - view from the piazza of the Craigie House, Cambridge Lexington Common and Monument, Lexington Mass.King's Chapel, Boston, where Lord Percy's British soldiers formed for the march to Lexington Destruction of the tea in Boston Harbor The "Tea Party" Tablet at Long Wharf, Boston Hancock-Clark House, Lexington Portrait of Dorothy Quincy, showing injuries received from British bayonets during the Revolution The Buckman Tavern, rallying place of the minute-men before Battle of Lexington Stone boulder on Lexington Common The Meeting-house Belfry The Marrett-Munroe House, Lexington The Boston Massacre Memorial of the Boston Massacre on Boston Common View of Concord from Lee's Hill The Road to the Battle-ground The Old Monument The Old North Bridge French's statue of the Minute-man The home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, on the Lexington Road The Old Manse, where Rev. William Emerson watched the battle The Old Manse from the river "On the road to Concord" The Wright Tavern, where Major Pitcairn vowed vengeance on the rebels The Jones House, opposite the battle-ground The Wayside, at Concord Walden Pond "View of the Attack on Bunker's Hill, with the Burning of Charlestown, June 17, 1775" Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Troop ships leaving Portsmouth Harbor, England, for the "subjugation" of America Statue of Colonel William Prescott, Bunker Hill Statue of General Joseph Warren, Bunker Hill The Bunker Hill Tablets at the entrance to Winthrop Park, Charlestown "Washington and the messenger from Bunker Hill" Tablet marking line of redoubts on Dorchester Heights Our flag at Bunker Hill Boston from Dorchester Heights, from an old drawing made by Governor Pownall Doherty's description Statue of Ethan Allen, The Capitol, Washington DC Old St. John's Gate, Quebec near where Montgomery fell Can the Yankees get Quebec? Robert Murray entertaining the British while Putnam escapes" The Old Block House at Tenth Avenue and 119th Street, New York The Tomb of General Grant The remains of Fort Washington "A British Invasion" Where Washington crossed the Delaware Washington giving directions for "corralling" the boats Milmore's statue of General Glover, Boston "Above the crossing place, " on the canal parallel to the Delaware River Where Washington had breakfast, near the landing place on the Delaware "Washington crossing the Delaware - The march to Trenton - Washington directing the artillery at Trenton Battle Monument at Trenton General Arthur St.
Clair General Henry Knox General Samuel Webb The Willows near Princeton The bridge across Stony Brook, Princeton New Jersey The old Clark House, Princeton Battle-field, in which General Mercer died Quaker Meeting-house, Princeton Battle-field The college campus, Princeton Bronze tablet on monument at Freehold NJ depicting the Council of War before Monmouth The village of Chadd's Ford Pennsylvania below Brandywine Summit, 1890s Chadd's Ford on the Brandywine, 1890s Washington's Headquarters above Chadd's Ford, 1890s Dillworthtown Inn, near Brandywine Summit, where Washington directed the retreat to Chester Lafayette's Headquarters above Chadd's Ford, Brandywine battlefield, 1890s Birmingham Pa. Meeting-house Monument to Lafayette on the battlefield of Brandywine "When Lafayette rode by" The Johnson House, Germantown, Pa. Michael's Church, Charleston Bull-Pringle House, Charleston The Inn at Camden, built upon old battleground of Hobkirk's Hill "The trail of war" The Cool-Spring House on the road to Gum Swamp, or Sander's Creek, where the Battle of Camden was fought "In the camp of Cornwallis" The Cornwallis House, Camden South Carolina De Kalb Monument, Camden SC Greene's Spring, Camden SC, 1890s Battle-field of Hobkirk's Hill, Camden SC, 1890s "At the home of Sevier" The charge of the American frontiersmen at King's Mountain On the slope of King's Mountain The monument on King's Mountain Residence of Col. William Washington, Charleston SC The Cowpens Monument, Spartansburg SC Entrance to Guilford Battle-ground, 1890 British officer taking possession of the Hoskins House One of Greene's fighting men The Holt Monument where the Continentals made their last stand against the Highlanders On the Guilford Battle-ground, 1890s On the York River The wharf at Yorktown The principal street of Yorktown Lafayette and the British ambassador Within the works at Yorktown The surrender of Lord Cornwallis The very spot abcxs where Cornwallis surrendered to Washington The Monument at Yorktown The Old Nelson House, Yorktown The Moore House, Yorktown, where details of the surrender were arranged Cornwallis's Cave After the victory. Names, Places & Topics Include: Samuel Adams Albany NY Louisa M Alcott Ethan Allen Major John Andre Crispus Attucks Bennington VT Birmingham Meeting House Boston Massacre Boston Tea Party Bowling Green, New York City Battle of the Brandywine Buckman Tavern, Lexington Bunker Hill Cambridge MA Camden SC Sukey Carroll Chadd's Ford, Brandywine Charleston SC Charlotte NC Chester PA Chew House, Germantown Peggy Chew Concord MA Cornwallis's House, Camden SC The Cowpens Craigie House, Cambridge William Dawes De Kalb Monument, Camden SC Crossing the Delaware Delaware River Dilworthtown PA Dobbs Ferry NY Dorchester Heights MA Dorothy Q.Remember folks, this is an 1897 First Edition. This book is 124 years old. Please be sure to add me to your List of Favorite Sellers.
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