Gen. John Sullivan and the Battle of Rhode Island. A sketch of the former and a description of the latter [drop title]. Thomas Hamilton Murray.

Gen. John Sullivan and the Battle of Rhode Island. A sketch of the former and a description of the latter [drop title]

[Providence: American-Irish Historical Society, 1902.]. First edition, 8vo, pp. 32; self-wrappers, stitched, as issued; some soiling, else fine. A summary from Wikipedia: "The Battle of Rhode Island ... took place on August 29, 1778. Continental Army and militia forces under the command of General John Sullivan had been besieging the British forces in Newport ... but they had finally abandoned their siege and were withdrawing to the northern part of the island. The British forces then sortied, supported by recently arrived Royal Navy ships, and they attacked the retreating Americans. "The battle ended inconclusively, but the Continental forces withdrew to the mainland and left Aquidneck Island in British hands. The battle was the first attempt at cooperation between French and American forces following France's entry into the war as an American ally." Parks 1190. Item #56666

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