American Revolution collection : accounts of battle, 1775-1898 and undated.


American Revolution collection : accounts of battle, 1775-1898 and undated.

Materials chiefly relating to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass., held Apr. 19, 1775. Also includes transcripts (4 items) of account of the Battle of Lexington given by Levi Harrington to his son Bowen Harrington, transcribed by Charles Bowen Harrington and copied by Elizabeth Ward Harrington; ms. about the battle by Rev. Staples as read before the Lexington Historical Society, Oct. 11, 1898; lists of those killed on Apr. 19, 1775; paper by David King entitled "The Events at Lexington Common, April 19, 1775"; narrative of the events by Jonas Clarke; description of an account written by Capt. Amos Barrett about the Battle of Concord in 1775 sent by H.A.T. of Marion, Ohio to the editor of the Cincinnati Times (1875 Apr. 21); letter relating to events occurring at Benjamin Fiske's house on Apr. 19, 1775 written by a great-grandson or daughter of Benjamin Fiske; affidavit (reproduction) of Elijah Sanderson concerning the events of April 18 and 19, 1775, including the capture of Paul Revere (affidavit was sworn on Dec. 17, 1824); and other papers.

30 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7803829

Related Entities

There are 23 Entities related to this resource.

Harrington, Bowen (person)

Clarke, Jonas, 1730-1805. (person)

McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster), 1855-1930 (person)

Harrington, Levi, approximately 1760-1846 (person)

Lexington Historical Society (Mass.) (corporateBody)

King, David (Conductor) (person)

Revere, Paul, 1735-1818 (person)

Boston goldsmith and engraver. Helped plan and execute the destruction of the tea in Boston harbor; gave notice of the British expedition to Concord on 18 Apr. 1775. From the description of Paul Revere receipt of Nathaniel Appleton, 1786 Aug. 28. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 76893586 Silversmith, patriot, courier famous for his midnight ride announcing British forces. From the description of ADS, 1797 May 5 : Boston. Bill. (Copley Press, J S Copl...

Harrington, Charles B. (Charles Bowen) (person)

Parker, John, 1729-1775 (person)

Percy, Earl (person)

Simonds, Eli, 1817-1896 (person)

Connecticut Committee of Correspondence (corporateBody)

Clarke, Elizabeth W. (person)

Allen, Lucy Ware (person)

Harrington, Elizabeth Ward (person)

Elizabeth Harrington moved to Potosi, Nevada, in 1917. She and her husband moved to Hanover, New Mexico around 1920 when the Potosi Mine closed. After they returned to Nevada, her husband Arthur started the Harrington Insurance Company and was a founding member of the Kiwanis Club in February 1926 and of the Bank of Nevada in May 1941. From 1975 to 1979, Elizabeth wrote, from her personal knowledge and experience, about southern Nevada. From the description of Elizabeth Harrington Co...

Sanderson, Elijah (person)

Fiske, Benjamin (person)

Williams, Ebenezer, 1796 or 1797-1854 (person)

Simonds, Joshua, -1805 (person)

Barrett, Amos, 1752-1829 (person)

Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775 (person)

Warren was President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress; three weeks after this letter he was killed at Bunker Hill. From the description of ALS, 1775 May 25 : Watertown, to [Committee of Correspondence]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14040204 Warren was a Boston physician who in 1770 became involved with the Sons of Liberty who protested the British presence in Massachusetts. He was involved with the Committee of Correspondence and was respon...

Porter, Edward G. (Edward Griffin), 1837-1900 (person)

Minister, of Lexington, Mass. From the description of Papers, ca. 1880 : relating to the Percy family. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 15043072 ...

Staples, Carlton A. (Carlton Albert), 1827-1904 (person)