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Samuel Smedley Connecticut Privateer

Author : Jackson Kuhl
ISBN : 9781614233176
Genre : History
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From the shores of Long Island Sound to the high seas of the West Indies, against British warships and letters of marque, Samuel Smedley left a stream of smoke and blood as he took prisoners and prizes alike. At twenty-three years old, Smedley, a Fairfield, Connecticut native, enlisted as a lieutenant of marines on the Connecticut ship Defence during the American Revolution. Less than a year later he was her captain, scouring the seas for British prey. Author Jackson Kuhl delves into the life and times of this Patriot, sea captain and privateer.

Connecticut Pirates Privateers

Author : Wick Griswold
ISBN : 9781625854506
Genre : History
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The waters, inlets and islands of Connecticut once swarmed with fabled corsairs like Captain Kidd and Blackbeard who may have buried their booty in Constitution State soil. In colonial times and through the nineteenth century, over one hundred privateers used the Connecticut River and waterways as a home port, influencing the geopolitics of the time. During the Revolutionary War, the infamous traitor Benedict Arnold attempted to destroy the state's privateer fleet. In 1779, Captain Elisha Hinman cleverly devised a system that allowed the large privateer ship Governor Trumbull to avoid enemy attack by becoming super-buoyant and passing over dangerous shoals. Wick Griswold uncovers the swashbuckling stories of Connecticut's pirates and privateers, brimming with historical facts and local myths.

The Record Of Connecticut Men In The Military And Naval Service During The War Of The Revolution 1775 1783

Author : Henry Phelps Johnston
ISBN : 9780806347424
Genre : Reference
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This is the standard work on the subject, and it is literally crammed with genealogies of the 17th-century pioneers of the county, most of whom were of Dutch, or, to a lesser extent, British, origin.

Naval Documents Of The American Revolution

Author : United States. Naval History Division
ISBN : UIUC:30112065987643
Genre : History
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Connecticut Encyclopedia

Author : Jennifer Herman
ISBN : 9781878592521
Genre : History
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The Connecticut Encyclopedia contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Captains Of The State Navies During The Revolutionary War

Author : John A. McManemin
ISBN : WISC:89060733201
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Naval Documents Of The American Revolution Volume 12 American Theater April 1 1778 May 31 1778 European Theater April 1 1778 May 31 1778

Author : Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.)
ISBN : 0945274726
Genre : History
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With a foreword by President Barack Obama, the twelfth volume in the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Naval Documents of the American Revolution series tells the story of the Revolutionary War on the water during the period of April to June 1778. In the tradition of the preceding volumes—the first of which was published in 1964—this work synthesizes edited documents, including correspondence, ship logs, muster rolls, orders, and newspaper accounts, that provide a comprehensive understanding of the war at sea in the spring of 1778. The editors organize this wide array of texts chronologically by theater and incorporate French, Italian, and Spanish transcriptions with English translations throughout. Volume 12 presents the essential primary sources on a crucial time in the young republic’s naval history—as the British consolidate their strength in the Mid-Atlantic, and the Americans threaten British shipping in European waters and gain a powerful ally as France prepares to enter the war.

The History Of Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut From The Settlement Of The Town In 1639 To 1818 1700 1800 I E 1789

Author : Elizabeth Hubbell Godfrey Schenck
ISBN : CORNELL:31924092204100
Genre : Fairfield (Conn.)
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Captain Gideon Olmsted Connecticut Privateersman Revolutionary War

Author : Louis Frank Middlebrook
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU01645900
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Captains Of The Privateers During The Revolutionary War

Author : John A. McManemin
ISBN : WISC:89058654864
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