Howe, Archibald M. Colonel John Brown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts: The Brave Accuser of Benedict Arnold
Howe, Archibald M. Colonel John Brown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts: The Brave Accuser of Benedict Arnold

Howe, Archibald M. Colonel John Brown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts: The Brave Accuser of Benedict Arnold

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Howe, Archibald M. Colonel John Brown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts: The Brave Accuser of Benedict Arnold; An Address delivered before the Fort Rensselaer Chapter of the D. A. R. and others at the Village of Palatine Bridge, New York, September 29, 1908. Boston: W. B. Clarke Company, 1908. First Edition. [5601]

Printed brown wrappers, 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches, light edge-wear to wrappers, 35 clean pp. Good. Pamphlet.

Colonel Brown was the first to accuse Arnold of perfidy, while Arnold was still a respected American officer. Brown served with Arnold and thought him to be a money-grubber, whose loyalty was only to himself. He published a handbill as early as 1777 attacking Arnold, writing "Money is this man's God, and to get enough of it he would sacrifice his country."

An account of the Revolutionary War service of Colonel John Brown (1744-1780). Brown participated in the attack and capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775, serving alongside Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold. He was Lieutenant-colonel of Elmore's Connecticut Regiment in 1776 & 1777, Albany and Fort Stanwix. In September, 1777, he was in command of Massachusetts militia under direction of General Lincoln, with a separate detachment to harass the British at Ticonderoga and Lake George. Brown was appointed Colonel in 1780, serving with the Northern Department in New York. He was killed in an ambush near Fort Paris in Montgomery County, New York, October 19, 1780.