AN ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER'S-HILL; By H. Dearborn, Major-General of the United States' Army. WITH A LETTER TO MAJ. GEN. DEARBORN, REPELLING HIS UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON THE CHARACTER OF THE LATE MAJ. GEN. ISRAEL PUTNAM. By Daniel Putnam, Esq. American Revolution, Henry Dearborn.

AN ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER'S-HILL; By H. Dearborn, Major-General of the United States' Army. WITH A LETTER TO MAJ. GEN. DEARBORN, REPELLING HIS UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON THE CHARACTER OF THE LATE MAJ. GEN. ISRAEL PUTNAM. By Daniel Putnam, Esq. Boston: Published by Munroe & Francis, No. 4, Cornhill, 1818. 22x13.5 cm, pp. [1-2] 3-8; [1-2] 3-12, removed. Israel Putnam "was one of the primary figures at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775, both in its planning and on the battlefield ... Years after the battle, and after Putnam's death, he was accused by Henry Dearborn of failing to supply reinforcements and even of cowardice during the battle. The accusations created a long-standing controversy among veterans, family, friends, and historians. People were shocked by the rancor of the attack, and this prompted a forceful response from defenders of Putnam ... The Dearborn attack received considerable attention because at the time he was in the middle of considerable controversy himself. He had been relieved of one of the top commands in the War of 1812 due to his mistakes. He had also been nominated to serve as Secretary of War by President James Monroe, but was rejected by the United States Senate (which was the first time that the Senate had voted against confirming a presidential cabinet choice)" (Wikipedia). Sabin 66771. Shaw and Shoemaker 43821. See Sabin 19071. Some soiling and scattered foxing, a very good copy. (#167635).

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