Revolutionary Incidents: Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the Old North State
Dram Tree Books, 2010 - 250 pages
In 1854, and again in 1856, Rev. Eli Washington Caruthers published a compilation of stories, gathered over the course of many years, that spotlighted the bravery, sacrifices and viciousness that were a part of life for North Carolinians during the Revolutionary War. From the actions of Governor William Tryon in suppressing the Regulator rebellion, through the first Patriot victory against British forces at Moores Creek, to the depredations of Tory terror David Fanning, the Old North State was the scene of some of the most pivotal episodes in the struggle for American independence. Long out of print, this newly illustrated edition tells the stories of the men and women who paid for American liberty with their blood and sacrifice. Caruthers' two volumes on the Revolutionary War in North Carolina stand is the story of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. It is the story of men like John Grady, John Ashe and countless others who gave their all for the cause of freedom, and in the process showed the character that has been a benchmark for patriotic sacrifice ever since.
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