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Russell, Ezekiel (1743-1796) Bloody Butchery by the British Troops [First printing]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04810 Author/Creator: Russell, Ezekiel (1743-1796) Place Written: [Salem, Massachusetts] Type: Broadsides Date: 1775 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed and sold by Ezekial Russell. Printed broadside in three columns with woodcut mourning borders and two rows of forty woodcut coffins (each captioned with the name of an American casualty). Detailed narrative of battles at Lexington and Concord. References: Evans 13898; Ford, Massachusetts Broadsides 1792; Streeter, American Beginnings 41; Winslow, American Broadside Verse 28.

People: Russell, Ezekiel, 1743-1796.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Military History, Propaganda, Journalism, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Battle, Lexington and Concord, Death

Sub Era: The War for Independence