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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Drake, Samuel Adams

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DRAKE, Samuel Adams, American journalist and writer: b. Boston, 20 Dec. 1833; d. Kennebunkport, Me., 4 Dec. 1905. He entered journalism in 1858. In 1861 he joined the army and served throughout the war, becoming brigadier-general in 1863. He returned to Boston in 1871 and resumed literary work. His most important publications are ‘Old Landmarks of Boston’ (1873); ‘Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast’ (1875); ‘Around the Hub’ (1881); ‘Heart of the White Mountains’ (1882); ‘New England Legends and Folk Lore’ (1884); ‘The Making of New England’ (1886); ‘The Making of the Great West’ (1887); ‘Burgoyne's Invasion’ (1889); ‘The Taking of Louisburg’ (1891); ‘The Pine Tree Coast’ (1891); ‘The Battle of Gettysburg’ (1892); ‘The Making of Virginia’ (1893); ‘Our Colonial Homes’ (1894); ‘The Campaign of Trenton’ (1895); ‘The Watch Fires of '76’ (1895); ‘On Plymouth Rock’ (1898); ‘The Myths and Fables of To-day’ (1900); ‘The Young Vigilantes’ (1904); etc