Remembering Carlisle: Tales from the Cumberland Valley

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Since its Founding in 1751, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has been at the crossroads of history as the site of Washington's headquarters during the Whiskey Rebellion, a city shelled and occupied by Confederate forces and the home to Dickinson College and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. With lively vignettes and firsthand accounts, Joseph David Cress recounts the remarkable history of the borough. Tales of the McClintock Slave Riot of 1847 and the courthouse fire of 1845 stand alongside the legendary figures of ...

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Overview

Since its Founding in 1751, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has been at the crossroads of history as the site of Washington's headquarters during the Whiskey Rebellion, a city shelled and occupied by Confederate forces and the home to Dickinson College and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. With lively vignettes and firsthand accounts, Joseph David Cress recounts the remarkable history of the borough. Tales of the McClintock Slave Riot of 1847 and the courthouse fire of 1845 stand alongside the legendary figures of Molly Pitcher and all-American athlete Jim Thorpe. Cress chronicles Carlisle's evolution from an outpost on Pennsylvania's rough-and-tumble frontier to a vibrant and thriving hub of the Cumberland Valley.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596297777
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Series: American Chronicles Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,446,663
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Far West Adventures

"The Rum Ruins Us": Ben Franklin and the Indian Treaty Talks 13

"May Heaven...Assume the Supreme": The Forbes Expedition 17

"Alone, Yet Not All Alone, Am I": Indian Captive Regina Hartman 21

"Our Chain of Friendship": The Jailbreak of Murderers 25

Turn of The Revolution

A Trade in Murder: The Trial of James Smith 31

Freeholders...Freemen: Voices Against Tyranny 35

"Submitted to Alarms and Jealousies": John Andre and the Tories 38

"The Deadly Roar of Cannon with the Low, Sweet Voice": Molly Pitcher 42

Growing Pains

"Lover of Good Order...Lament the Wound"; The Constitution Clash 49

"The Sword of Justice"; Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion 53

"The Work of an Incendiary": The Courthouse Fire of 1845 59

"My Presence...Was Purely Accidental": The McClintock Slave Riot of 1847 62

The Gray Storm Tide

"A Resigned Courage": Rebel Occupation of Carlisle 69

"A Disagreeable Surprise": The Shelling of Carlisle 77

"Hungry Flames, Dead Silence": The Burning of Carlisle Barracks 84

"Our Little Difficulty": The Return of Fitzhugh Lee 88

Enduring Legacy

"A Well Cultivated Mind": Dickinson College and Dickinson School of Law 95

"They...Give Themselves Up to Learning": The Carlisle Indian School 101

"A Burst of Triumph": Jim Thorpe and Carlisle 106

"The Rest Is History": The First Carlisle Car Show 110

Bibliography 117

About the Author 125

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