Diary of Colonel Israel Angell Commanding the Second Rhode Island Continental Regiment During the American Revolution 1778-1781

Providence, R. I. Preston & Rounds Company, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Yellow coth with Blue text to spine and front board. Cover soiled, more so at spine. Top edge of textblock soiled. Top edge of title page lightly chipped in 3 spots. Bookplate of former Brown Archivist William Easton Louttit at rear endpaper. Former owner signature (not Louttit) on free endpaper. 149 p. w/ additional 12 p. of books for listed at the back. Includes fold out map, photograph of page from the diary, and index. The diary of Angell from Providence. Originally commissioned a major in 1775, Angell was made Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment in 1777, and then Colonal on the death of its commander. Angell was at Valley Forge and took pains to write back to Rhode Island concernign the needs of his men then and later. He participated part in the battles of Monmouth and Springfield, eventually resigning his commission then the First & Second regiments were combined. He ended his life as a farmer, cooper, and tavern owner in 1832. Very Good. Item #10941

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