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A View of St. John's, upon the River Sorell, in Canada, with the Redoubts, Works, &c. Taken in the Year 1776, during the late War in America
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William Lane, Leadenhall Street
fold-out plate; vol. 1, following p. 136
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View of a settlement and fortifications beside a river. A group of native Americans meet around a camp fire in foreground while others rest under an upturned canoe. Another group of men smoke a pipe and hold a hatchet or axe. Built environment includes ships, sail boats, and dwellings
Travels through the interior part of America. In a series of letters. By an officer ... Vol. I.
Source place of publication:
Printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street
General John Burgoyne, leading a force of some some 9,000 men, including about 4,200 British regulars, 4,000 German troops, and several hundred Canadians and native Americans embarked from St. Johns, present-day St. Jean, Canada, on June 17, 1777. His mission was to proceed south through New York, capture Albany, and meet up with Sir Henry Clinton. His campaign was unsuccessful and the battle of Saratoga which sealed his defeat is considered the turning point of the American revolutionary war.
Acquired in 1955.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns