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Author Name:    FANNING, David BUTLER, Lindley S., (ed.)

Title:   Narrative of Col. David Fanning. Edited with an Introduction and Notes

Publisher:    Briarpatch Press / Tradd Street Press, Davidson, NC / Charleston, SC , 1981, 

Seller ID:   85825

(FANNING, David). BUTLER, Lindley S. (ed.). The Narrative of Col. David Fanning. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Lindley S. Butler. Davidson,NC : Briarpatch Press / Charleston, SC : Tradd Street Press, (1981). Pp (1 0),[1]-125,(1). Index. Endpaper Maps. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Perkins, Regiments : Regiments and Corps of the British Empire and Commonwealth 1758 – 1993 : A Critical Bibliography p.71. “David Fanning was the most notorious and successful of the Loyalist partisan leaders in the Southern colonies. Worthy of being ranked with the celebrated Whig partisan leaders – Marion, Sumter, Davie, and Pickens – he has instead been remembered as a villain, a devil who fought for King George. Until now his Narrative,written about 1790 as part of his attempt to get some compensation from George III, has been available only in partial and biasededitions. This new edition of Fanning's Narrative, based on recently disco vered material as well as extensive research in archival sources, allows Fanning to speak in his own words and his own peculiar orthography. In vivid and often startling prose, the Narrative captures the savage civil war thatwas the Revolution in the Carolinas and Georgia in 1778 and 1779. Perhaps his most important section deals with the Loyalist-Whig conflict in North Carolina in 1781-82, the “Tory War” fought mainly after Cornwallis had abandoned the state for his futile invasion of Virginia. Fanning won some important victories and , in his famous raid at Hillsborough, spirited away the Governor of North Carolina, his council, members of the General Assembly, and a number of Continental officers and men. His campaign, however, did not discourage the Whigs, who rallied and drove Fanning out of the state. Aftersome wandering, he spent the rest of a long and relatively peaceful life i n New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.” - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 150.00


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