2d. Battle of Poplington. Chapter 1
1890 - 1899
The item is undated but the finding aid indicates the entire collection was likely created during the 1890s.
1 item (4 pages) : illustrations ; 13 cm
A detailed account of preparation for battle in the fictitious town of Poplington written by an unidentified Nelson brother. Specific numbers of troops from each of the vying armies are mentioned, and their positions are precisely illustrated in a map. With infantry, cavalry, artillery, sharpshooters, spies, sentries and outposts, the author has arranged for major deployments by half a dozen generals using breastworks, trenches, flanking maneuvers and other realistic features of battle planning from the 1860s when this imaginary battle took place. Unfortunately, the story is cut off after chapter 1 but there is information included about Poplington in other documents written by the Nelson brothers. This story provides another example of the competitive connection between William Little and Ethan Allen found throughout the imaginary works of the Nelson brothers.
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