1792 Osgood Carleton Almanack - RARE

1792 Osgood Carleton Almanack - RARE

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Osgood Carleton (1742-1816) was a cartographer, author, land surveyor, teacher of mathematics, and also a writer of almanacks. He is most famous for his highly detailed maps and was a key person in mapping the new state of Maine. For a short time he also published about a dozen almanacks from the late 1780's to 1798 but was also involved in writing the ephemerides for other writers of almanacks. It is 4.25" x 7.25".

 He was born in New Hampshire and after a time in Canada came home and on May 1, 1775 enlisted in what became the Massachusetts Regiment - later to become the 16th Continental Regiment. After serving as a sergeant as a quatermaster, he was promoted to a lieutenancy in 1777 as part of the 15th Continental Regiment. In 1782, he was appointed the Quartermaster of the Invalid Corps until the end of the war. 

 

 

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