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Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay

George, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 1572490586 / ISBN 13: 9781572490581
Published by White Mane Publishing Company, 2000
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Title: Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on...

Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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This title traces the abuses of the inhabitants of the Chesapeake Bay by Royal Navy raiding parties under arrogant Rear Admiral George Cockburn.

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George's modest monograph is a detailed account of the War of 1812 as it was conducted on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. In contention were the British Royal Navy under Admiral Cockburn and American gunboats and militia. For most of 1813, the British prevailed by using their superior naval power effectively and ruthlessly, to the point of serious atrocity in the burning of Havre du Grace, Maryland. In 1814 the British returned with enough Napoleonic veterans to essay full-scale invasion, which led to the burning of Washington and, eventually, to being repulsed at Baltimore. The campaign was waged by somewhat scratch forces on both sides. Indeed, most of the Americans were amateurs, yet they learned better than the British to fight on their home ground and achieve a useful victory. George's writing is plain, but his judgments are balanced, and his research has been thorough. Roland Green
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