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- 1899 (Creation)
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"Steward, T.G.: How the Black St. Domingo Legion Saved the Patriot Army in the Siege of Savannah, 1779. Washington. 1899. 15pp.
First edition. History of the involvement of the St. Domingo Legion, the French colony which later became Haiti, in the Siege of Savannah. The battle was notable for the significant presence of foreign trooper, including hundreds of African American soldiers.
This copy owned by American newspaper magnate, William Randolph magnate, William Randlph Hearst. It is inscribed to Hearst from James Theodore Holly, the first African American bishop for the Protestant Episcopal Church. Holly spent most of his career as a missionary of bishop in Haiti and is mentioned as a contributing scholar in the article's after word.
Number five of a series of papers published by the American Negro Academy." -Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America