Indianapolis, Indiana: Bowen-Merrill, 1897. Hardcover. This two volume work is considered the "Introductory Volumes to English's History of Indiana". Volume I: 586 pp.;Volume II: 600 pp. Two brick-red quartos of pebbled cloth, with gilt-design to front boards, and gilt lettering to spines. Light wear to extremities, particularly to spine caps. 3 1/2" horizontal tear to Volume I front free endpaper. Over 125 illustrations. Tightly bound and solid copy! Very Good. Item #73022
Volume I Chapters include: 1): "History of the Conquest of the Country Northwest of the Ohio Necessarily Includes the Life of General George Rogers Clark"; 2): Early Home and Boyhood Days of George Rogers Clark; 3): From The Delivery of the Gunpowder in Kentucky in the Winter of 1776-7, to the Authorization of the Illinois Campaign, January 2, 1778; 4): From the Authorization of the Illinois Campaign to the Arrival at the Falls of The Ohio; 5:) At the Falls of The Ohio; 6): From Corn Island to the Capture of Kaskaskia; 7): From the Capture of Kaskaskia to the Vincennes Campaign;
8): Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton's Campaignr Against Vincennes; 9): Virginia Hears The News of Clark's Success and Takes Action Thereon; 10): Preparing for the Campaign against Hamilton -- the Departure from Kaskaskia and March to Vincennes; 11): Capture of Fort Sackville and Vincennes; Chapter 12): Important Events on the Wabash, February 1779; 13): Killing of Colonel Clark's Messenger and Capture of Important Papers.
Volume I Chapters include: 14): The Captivity of Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton and other British Officers and Soldiers Sent to Virginia as Prisoners;
15): Colonel Clark Returns to the Falls of Ohio -- Condition of Affairs There; 16): Contemplated Campaign Against Detroit in 1781 -- Lochry's Defeat;
17): Bad Condition of American Affairs in Kentucky and the Illinois; 18): All Prospect of the British Conquering the Colonies Terminates with Surrender of Cornwallis; 19): Clark Relieved from Military Service, Retires Disappointed and Distressed; 20): Wabash and Miami Indians Encouraged by the British, Become Hostile to the Americans -- Campaign Against Them Determined Upon; 21): Clark's Grant -- The Officers and Soldiers of the Illinois Regiment, and the Land Allotted to Each; 22): The Latter Years of General Clark's Life and His Death; 23): Burial Place of George Rogers Clark -- Location of the Graves...; 24): Additional Sketches of Men Who Served Under George Rogers Clark; 25): Some Historical Incidents Connected with Clark's Grant; 26): Brothers and Sisters of George Rogers Clark.