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The Resource The Penobscot Expedition : Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779, George E. Buker

The Penobscot Expedition : Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779, George E. Buker

Label
The Penobscot Expedition : Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779
Title
The Penobscot Expedition
Title remainder
Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779
Statement of responsibility
George E. Buker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although a seminal event in early U.S. naval history, the ill-fated Penobscot Expedition of 1779 remains one of the least studied aspects of the American Revolution - and one of the most controversial. As part of the largest fleet ever assembled by the fledgling American navy, the vessels comprising the expedition were expected to swiftly defeat the British at Fort George on Maine's Penobscot Bay. But the armada lost some forty ships during the battle, suffering a defeat the magnitude of which would not be seen again until Pearl Harbor. Blame for the debacle was placed on Commo. Dudley Saltonstall, who was accused of cowardice and court-martialed." "In this book George E. Buker provides a compelling defense of Saltonstall. Bypassing historical speculation, he analyzes concrete factors that might well have caused the American defeat, namely the limitations of square-rigged ships in restricted waters, the geographic setting, and the British defensive alignment." "Thorough in his research and his arguments, Buker presents evidence that the Massachusetts Committee of Inquiry and the General Court conspired against Saltonstall and interfered with the commodore's court-martial proceedings to ensure a finding that would allow the state to assess Congress for part of the expenses. In 1793 Massachusetts did, in fact, receive $1.2 million from the federal government. Buker's conclusions, which solve a mystery that has puzzled generations of historians, are certain to foster a reassessment of Saltonstall and his actions."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-
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Buker, George E.
Dewey number
973.3/35
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E235
LC item number
.B85 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saltonstall, Dudley
  • Revere, Paul
  • Penobscot Expedition, 1779
Label
The Penobscot Expedition : Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779, George E. Buker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bagaduce -- Massachusett's answer -- Assault -- Siege -- Retreat and rout -- Homeward bound and the accounting -- The Massachusetts conspiracy -- Paul Revere's tribulations -- A court-martial shrouded in mystery
Control code
ocm47869426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781557502124
Lccn
2001044697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)47869426
Label
The Penobscot Expedition : Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779, George E. Buker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bagaduce -- Massachusett's answer -- Assault -- Siege -- Retreat and rout -- Homeward bound and the accounting -- The Massachusetts conspiracy -- Paul Revere's tribulations -- A court-martial shrouded in mystery
Control code
ocm47869426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781557502124
Lccn
2001044697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)47869426

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