Battle of Groton Heights and it's Centennial   by Charles Allyn  1870

Battle of Groton Heights and it's Centennial by Charles Allyn 1870

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By Charles Allyn
The Battle of Groton Heights: A collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold.
New London, Conn.: Self-published, 1882. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Good in its original green cloth covered boards with black end sheets. The spine is decorated with gilt text and a gilt image of the Groton Heights Memorial. The front board is decorated with a bird's eye view of the ramparts of the fort. The cloth joints are rubbed, the rear hinge has cracked, and professionally repaired, and the front hinge is starting. Nonetheless, the binding remains strong. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in this volume. The full title reads: "The Battle of Groton Heights: A collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold, the Massacre of its garrison, and the burning of New London by British Troops Under the Command of Benedict Arnold, on the Sixth of September, 1781." With an introduction by William W. Harris. Only 100 copies of the original printing of this title were produced in 1870 under the name William Harris. This edition was revised from the first by Charles Allyn with additional notes and enlarged. Illustrated with engravings, maps and with a map frontispiece. 399 pages including an index, appendix and text.