Item #68908 Last Men of the Revolution. E. B. HILLARD.
Last Men of the Revolution
Last Men of the Revolution
Last Men of the Revolution
Last Men of the Revolution
Last Men of the Revolution

With Six Original Mounted Carte-de-visite Photographs

Last Men of the Revolution. A Photograph of Each from Life, Together with Views of their Homes Printed in Colors. Accompanied by brief Biographical Sketches of the Men.

Hartford, Conn. N.A. & R.A. Moore, 1864.

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HILLARD, E.B.. The Last Men of the Revolution. A Photograph of Each from Life, Together with Views of their Homes Printed in Colors. Accompanied by brief Biographical Sketches of the Men. Hartford, Conn.: N.A. & R.A. Moore, 1864.

First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 190 x 135 mm). 64 pp. With six original mounted carte-de-visite photographs, six chromolithographic plates. Tissue guards.

Half newer black leather over brown textured cloth boards. Front board lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine ruled in gilt. Some minor wrinkling to cloth. Overall a very good copy.

A collection of biographies and interviews with the last living veterans of the American Revolution that were known to the author, Reverend E. B. Hillard. These men lived to be over one hundred years old and There are six original mounted carte-de-visite photographs, one for each man, as well six chromolithographic plates of images of their homes. These men are Samuel Downing, Daniel Waldo, Lemuel Cook, Alexander Milliner, William Hutchings, and Adam Link. An additional biography for James Barham is also included, however Hillard did not include a photo or image of his home.

"In early 1864, the outcome of the American Civil War remained undecided. The earth continued to consume the dead on battlefields, as described in detail by pro-Union newspapers and echoed by the cries of grieving parents and widows. An infant nation was crawling into a fourth year of the cauldron of war, resulting in a wave of apathy among many northerners. Hillard, a prominent minister from Connecticut, saw an opportunity to rally war-weary Unionists when Nelson and Roswell Moore published photographs of the living veterans of the American Revolution. In an attempt to rally the Union, Hillard embarked on a quest to interview these aged veterans and publish their stories along with the Moores’s photographs. Last Men of the Revolution was completed and published in the same year, receiving accolades and recognition for his patriotic endeavor." (Army University Press).

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$7,500.

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