Eminent Americans: Comprising Brief Biographies of the Leading Statesmen, Patriots, Orators and Others, Men and Women, who Have Made American History, Volume 1

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Amer. Publishers Corporation, 1855 - History - 266 pages
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About the author (1855)

Benson J. Lossing (1813-1891) was the author of many books, including 1776, or the War of Independence, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812, Empire State: A Compendious History of New York, and The Hudson: From Wilderness to Sea.

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