Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812

Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812

Flotilla The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of With the Royal Navy s offensives in the Chesapeake Bay during the War of came devastating raids that wreaked havoc on the small villages along its shores and the very economy of the region Americ

  • Title: Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812
  • Author: Donald G. Shomette Fred W. Hopkins Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780801891229
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With the Royal Navy s offensives in the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812 came devastating raids that wreaked havoc on the small villages along its shores and the very economy of the region American naval forces were incapable of wresting control of the Tidewater from the superior enemy forces Then in 1814 Captain Joshua Barney, a rare American hero during the struggWith the Royal Navy s offensives in the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812 came devastating raids that wreaked havoc on the small villages along its shores and the very economy of the region American naval forces were incapable of wresting control of the Tidewater from the superior enemy forces Then in 1814 Captain Joshua Barney, a rare American hero during the struggle, intrepidly led his Chesapeake Flotilla against the invaders, determined to contest their advance on the nation s capital and drive them from the region.Donald G Shomette, director of the archaeological excavation of the flotilla s flagship, substantially revises the first edition of this captivating history with new information about Barney, his crew, and the mosquito fleet of gunboats and war barges that so valiantly fought the British He sheds new light on the efforts of the U.S Flotilla Service to build a viable coastal defense force Shomette details the construction and manning of the famed Chesapeake Flotilla and recounts the terrifying details of British attacks on the towns, plantations, and farms throughout the bay region.Doomed from its conception by sparse funds and the natural limitations of the bay s coastline, the flotilla ultimately suffered defeat Yet its efforts were not completely in vain Turning back wave after wave of British attacks, the fleet earned an improbable victory at St Leonard s Creek and its men went on to make heroic stands at the battles of Bladensburg and Fort McHenry in 1814.The thoroughly updated and enlarged edition of Flotilla is the result of impressive research on a forgotten chapter in the development of the young nation s naval and maritime tradition.

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    A well-researched history of the operations of Commodore Joshua Barney’s famous “mosquito fleet” during the war. When the British began their operations on the Chesapeake in 1813, there were few substantial US troops in the region to stop them. As it turned out, Barney was one of the few heroes that this conflict produced. Although the flotilla’s effectiveness was limited by poor funding and the geographical limitations of the coastline, it did win one unlikely victory at St. Leonard’s [...]

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