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Brodhead, Daniel (1736-1809) [Brodhead's Revolutionary War letterbook]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02867.01 Author/Creator: Brodhead, Daniel (1736-1809) Place Written: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 15 April 1779- 20 October 1780 Pagination: 1 v. : 361 p. ; 33 x 20 cm.

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Summary of Content: Includes various letters written by Colonel Brodhead, commander of the Western Department in Pittsburgh. Early entries in this book are created in Pittsburgh, while later entries are created at Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania. This book begins with a list of recipients arranged alphabetically. Recipients of Brodhead's letters include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Timothy Pickering, and many others.

Background Information: Brodhead led several initiatives against Native Americans during and after the Revolutionary War, and served as surveyor general of Pennsylvania 1798-1809.

People: Brodhead, Daniel, 1736-1809
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LetterbookRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryPresidentFrontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian HistoryContinental ArmyAtrocityMassacre

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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