An Historical Account of the Expedition Against Sandusky Under Col. William Crawford in 1782; With biographical sketches, personal reminiscences, and descriptions of interesting localities, including, also, details of the disastrous retreat, the barbarities of the savages, and the awful death of Crawford by torture. Consul Willshire BUTTERFIELD.
An Historical Account of the Expedition Against Sandusky Under Col. William Crawford in 1782; With biographical sketches, personal reminiscences, and descriptions of interesting localities, including, also, details of the disastrous retreat, the barbarities of the savages, and the awful death of Crawford by torture

An Historical Account of the Expedition Against Sandusky Under Col. William Crawford in 1782; With biographical sketches, personal reminiscences, and descriptions of interesting localities, including, also, details of the disastrous retreat, the barbarities of the savages, and the awful death of Crawford by torture

Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1873. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth, author and title in gilt on spine. Title in red and black. Frontispiece portrait of Gen. William Irvine.
Binder's copy. Both boards plus first few leaves (including frontispiece, title and preface) all detached. Minor foxing to endpapers. Interior excellent.
This is a first edition of historian C.W. Butterfield's detailed account of the Crawford expedition, a notorious American campaign near the end of the American Revolution. U.S. Col. Crawford embarked on a campaign to massacre indigenous settlements loyal to the British along the Sandusky River, but was captured along with most of his men, tortured, and burned at the stake. Crawford's execution remained a rallying cry for anti-indigenous sentiment for over a century. (Howes B1062). Fair. Item #1647

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