Mark Bird, Ironmaster & Patriot

Daniel A. Graham

  • 1295

This work captures the American Revolutionary spirit of Hopewell Furnace’s first ironmaster and founder who served as George Washington’s quartermaster and provided needed supplies to Washington while he encamped at Valley Forge during the harsh winter of 1777. The book not only contains the complete Bird biography, but also illustrations of Revolutionary war cannon making, original Mark Bird correspondence, a complete bibliography of sources, and photos of Mark Bird’s ironmaking pieces and other relevant historic locales. A compelling biography of early American Independence and industry is found in this seminal book. (106pp. illus. Friends of Hopewell Furnace, 3rd edition 2022.)

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