BIOGRAPHY of AMERICAN REVOLUTION MAJOR ISAAC CRAIG

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SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF ISAAC CRAIG, MAJOR IN THE FOURTH (USUALLY CALLED PROCTOR’S) REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
By Neville B. Craig.
Pittsburgh, Davison, 1854. 70 pages. Flexible hardcover. First edition, in good condition, with some stains and scribbling on title page..
Listed in Gephart's Revolutionary War Bibliography, no. 13130. Very scarce.
From the Oxford Dictionary of the U.S. Military:
" Craig, Isaac (1742-1826) Revolutionary War officer, Pittsburgh business and civic leader, born in Hillsborough, Ireland. Craig took part in the capture of the Hessians at Trenton on Christmas night 1776, and fought in the battles of Princeton , Brandywine , and Germantown (all 1777); he wintered at Valley Forge (1777-78). Commanding Fort Pitt , Craig led troops to assist George Rogers Clark in the Detroit expedition (1781). Craig was deputy quartermaster general and military storekeeper of Pittsburgh (1791), led federal troops during the Whiskey Rebellion (1794), and helped prepare munitions during War of 1812 ."
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