Download The Penobscot Expedition Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779
N until Pearl Harbor Blame was placed on the suspected cowardice of Commodore Dudley Saltonstall But was Saltonstall to blame In his defense George Buker bypasses historical speculation and gives a detailed analysis of concrete factors that may have caused the defeat including the limitations of suare rigged ships in restricted waters geography and the British defensive alignment In the only.
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As the largest American naval fleet assembled during the Revolutionary War the vessels comprising the Penobscot expedition were expected to swiftly defeat the British at Fort George on Maine's Penobscot Bay During the ensuing battle however the armada took a dramatic turn toward the disastrous and some forty ships were lost The result was a defeat the magnitude of which would not be seen agai.
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Such study to date his conclusions are startling There was a Massachusetts conspiracy against the commodore and the Massachusetts committee of inuiry and general court interfered with the proper proceedings of Saltonstall's court martial Buker is both thorough in his research and convincing in his arguments making this a work of historical significance as well as a true and compelling mystery.