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Reflecting on the highlights of the Revolutionary War... Map of a naval battle...
Item # 673232 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1781 A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content including war reports, news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits.
A lengthy article: "Interesting Debate in the House of Peers" includes some reflection discussion of the Revolutionary War, a few bits including: "This ill-fated war...commenced in 1775...Blows began & the fields of Lexington and Bunker's Hill were the first witnesses to the deplorable fight of Englishmen & fellow subjects shedding each others blood. the campaign of 1776 commenced with the evacuation of Boston & terminated with the affair at Trenton...That of 1777 was distinguished chiefly by the capture of Philadelphia & defeat of the Americans in two pitched battles; but how was it wound up? by the capture of 5000 of our finest veteran troops commanded by Gen. Burgoyne...The campaign of 1780 was ushered in with the capture of Charles-Town..." with more, including reference to the loss of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
Included is the foldout map titled "Station of the Ships in Port Praya bay when the Engagement began between Com. Johnstone & M'de Suffrien" This was a naval battle relating to the Revolutionary War, fought off the coast of Africa. The map folds out to 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches & is in very nice condition.
Complete in 38 pages with the index for the year at the back. Measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, with a half page title/contents page at the front, nice condition.