CARUTHERS, E. W.
Title Revolutionary Incidents: and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the "Ol
Location Published Philadelphia
Book Number 16794
CARUTHERS, E. W. Revolutionary Incidents: and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the "Old North State." By the Rev. E. W. Caruthers, D.D. Philadelphia: Hayes & Zell, 193 Market Street. 1854. (Philadelphia, King & Baird, Printers.) 12mo.
Bound publisher's original embossed maroon cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine, gilt eagle & shield on front cover, bottom half of original spine lacking but sometime partially rebacked with a piece of maroon cloth, heavily worn through original cloth on all edges of cover and with corners worn down, top of spine chipped away, original owner's name scratched out on front paste-down endpaper but remaining is "Bought in Raleigh Feb. 5th 1855," modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, lacking 3cm strip along fore-edge of front free endpaper, endpapers soiled some, light foxing throughout, scattered marginal dampstains. Collation: 1-36. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-iv contents, [v]-xii preface, -431pp, (1) blank. Howes C210. Sabin 11167. First Edition, first series.
A standard history of the Revolutionary War in North Carolina, though partly by remembrance and tradition. Chapters include: Causes of Toryism in North Carolina; Regulators--their Origin and History; Scotch Highlanders; Attempt of McDonald to reach Wilmington; Battle of Moore's Creek; Capture of the Court in Pittsboro; Battle at McFall's Mill; Capture of Gov. Burke; Colonel Andrew Balfour; Colonel Wade and the Affair at Piney Bottom; The Battle of Elizabethtown; etc.
19th Century Books, Revolutionary War--U.S., North Carolina, Americana