British Capture & Occupation of Downeast Maine 1814-1815 / 1818

By: YOUNG, George F.W.

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YOUNG, George F.W. The British Capture & Occupation of Downeast Maine 1814-1815 / 1818. (Stonington, Maine : Penobscot Books, 2014). Pp (4),v-xvii,(1),1-124. Illustrated. Maps (including one folding). Index. 8vo, illustrated lettered in blue and black. "Although 'Downeast Maine' is always mentioned in the general accounts of the War of 1812, it is usually mentioned only inpassing—as a kind of peripheral outlier to the central storyline of the wa r. Yet the British offensive in Eastern Maine in 1814 resulted in their most sizable capture of US territory, and it would have become a territorial annexation to British North America (as it was then properly called), had itnot been for American checkmate of the other British offensives of that ye ar on the Niagara Peninsula, on Lake Champlain, and most famously at New Orleans. Consequently the story of the British in Downeast Maine deserves a careful review on this its 200th anniversary, both in its treatment over twocenturies of 1812 historiography as well as from contemporary documentatio n in Royal Navy dispatches and Maritime and Maine newspapers." (from the back cover). Contents : Introduction. 1. The British Capture of Eastport/ Moose Island, 11 July 1814. 2. The Penobscot Expedition, August - September 1814. 3. Destruction of US Frigate Adams and the Battle of Hampden. 4. The British Victorious... Vae Victis! 5. The British at Machias, 11-17 September 18l4. 6. The British Occupation of Castine, September 1814 - April 1815. 7.Fallout from the British Occupation of Maine, 1815-1820. Appendix I. Briti sh Proclamations. Appendix II. British Conduct in Bangor. George F.W. Young, was Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Very good. 25.00

Title: British Capture & Occupation of Downeast Maine 1814-1815 / 1818

Author Name: YOUNG, George F.W.

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Publisher: Penobscot Books, Stonington, Maine, 2014, ISBN:9780941238144:

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