I'm offering a LARGE leather first edition titled " The Line of Fire; or The Advance Guard of Civilization in America " by Will E. Published in 1892 by The Cram Atlas and Book Company, 415 Dearborn St, Chicago. Illustrated with 100 Original Drawings by Will E.
This book is a scarce collection of true stories of "lesser known heroes" of the early United States -- Civil War - Union soldiers along with true stories of pioneer encounters with Native Americans. Here are the chapter titles.
1 A Tale of Tyron County - Sir John Johnson's invasion of the Mohawk Valley -- Thomas Sammons - March to Fort Chambly -Frederick Sammons swims the St Lawrence. 3 Winged Devil - The Dawn of Day -- The Attack --Help from Cross Creek - M'Cullock's Leap.4 A Romance of the Revolution - Sergeant Jasper rescues a young girl --love's tragedy. 5 An Hour of Terror - i'm not sure what this one is about. 6 A Youthful Hero - Kenton's Mission. 7 A Tory Heroine - Margaret Moncrieffe --Accident --Capture and Release. 8 The Legend of the Red Oak - Sacrifice to the Great Spirit --Last Council Fire --Human Offering. 9 The Story of Massy Harbinson - The Capture -- friends in need -- A Midnight Journey.
There are MANY more chapters; here are the main headings. How a girl saved a Garrison, A Clever Ruse, Brave Sergeant Champe, Friends in Need, Fleeheart's Flight, A Gallant Enterprise, Kennan's Jump, A North Carolina Story, A White Caughnewaga, The Hero of Fort Sandusky, A Story of Old Virginia, An Incident of the Siege of Fort Meigs, Piskaret The Adirondack, The Adventures of Thomas Ferris, How Jim Shot his Turkey, A Shawnees Damon, Five Brave School Boys, A Westchester County Story, A Brave Child, A Story of the Sea, A Fight in the Woods, An Iroquois Legend, Novel Stratagem, The Legend of Gowanda, A Story of the Border, A Tale of Little Yellow Creek, The Boy Spy, A Tale of the Siege of Fort Griswold, The Death of Leatherlips and The Adventures of Ebenezer Fox.
Overall condition of this book is fair/poor as the original leather spine isn't here anymore (see pics below) -- the book is still bound properly but the cover boards are both nearly unattached (attached by strings and the decorated endsheet paper) --all pages are present and bound -- marbled text block edges --leather cover boards with gilt gold lettering on the front --THICK heavy book -- 2 inches thick -- 699 pages. NO ZERO FEEDBACK BUYERS PLEASE. The item "Line of Fire Will Lou Chapin Civil War Union Army Pioneer Native American Indian" is in sale since Sunday, June 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "natepc2011" and is located in Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.