Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution in the Carolinas & Georgia
by Benson J Lossing (Author), Jack E Fryar Jr (Editor)
In 1848 Benson J. Lossing set out on an 8,000 mile journey that took him to all of the thirteen original colonies and Canada. His mission was to see and record the stories of the American Revolution before they were lost to time and the rapid growth of the still young United States. Two years later, he published his Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution.
The two volume set each contained over a thousand pages with illustrations from the author. It chronicles virtually every fight and skirmish of the war, the stories often gleaned from eyewitnesses or their children.
If an American and a Briton stood on opposite banks of a stream and threw rocks at each other, chances are it’s recounted in Lossing’s fine work. Additionally, Lossing’s book serves as a time capsule travelogue of what America was like in the years just prior to the Civil War.
In this edition, editor Jack E. Fryar, Jr. has reproduced the chapters of Lossing’s work that pertain specifically to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Lavishly illustrated by Lossing’s wonderful drawings and with meticulous end notes that read like a book in themselves, this seminal work is a super addition to any history collection of the Revolutionary War in the South, especially as it happened in the Carolinas or Georgia.
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Dram Tree Books (December 1, 2004)