By David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff
The conflict of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is taken into account via many to be crucial naval disagreement of the struggle of 1812. Made recognized by means of the yankee fleet commander Oliver danger Perry's remark, we now have met the enemy and they're ours, the conflict marked the U.S. Navy's first profitable fleet motion and was once one of many infrequent events while the Royal military surrendered a complete squadron. This booklet attracts on British, Canadian, and American records to supply a wholly neutral research of either side of the fight to regulate the lake. New diagrams of the conflict are incorporated that mirror the authors' amendment of conventional positions of assorted vessels. The ebook additionally evaluates the strategic history and tactical behavior of the British and the american citizens and the command management exercised via Perry and his British opponent, Commander Robert H. Barclay. now not for the reason that James Fenimore Cooper's 1843 publication at the topic has the conflict been tested in such element, and never seeing that Alfred Thayer Mahan's 1905 examine of the struggle has there been this type of major reinterpretation of the engagement. First released in hardcover in 1997, the e-book is the winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's John Lyman publication Award.
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A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 by David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff