The New International Encyclopædia/Drake, Samuel Adams
DRAKE, Samuel Adams (1833—). An American editor and author, born in Boston, the son of Samuel Gardner Drake. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he became inspector and adjutant-general of the Kansas militia, and in 1864 brigadier-general. His many works include: Old Landmarks of Boston (1873); New England Legends and Folk-Lore (1884); The Making of the Great West (1887); The Making of the Ohio Valley States (1894); The Watch Fires of '76 (1895); Myths and Fables of Today (1900).