By David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff
The conflict of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is taken into account by means of many to be an important naval disagreement of the battle of 1812. Made well-known by means of the yank fleet commander Oliver possibility Perry's remark, now we 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 whilst the Royal army surrendered a whole squadron. This publication attracts on British, Canadian, and American files to supply a unconditionally neutral research of both sides of the fight to regulate the lake. New diagrams of the conflict are integrated that mirror the authors' amendment of conventional positions of assorted vessels. The e-book additionally evaluates the strategic heritage and tactical behavior of the British and the american citizens and the command management exercised by way of Perry and his British opponent, Commander Robert H. Barclay. no longer given that James Fenimore Cooper's 1843 e-book at the topic has the conflict been tested in such aspect, and never on the grounds that Alfred Thayer Mahan's 1905 learn of the warfare has there been one of these major reinterpretation of the engagement. First released in hardcover in 1997, the ebook is the winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's John Lyman ebook Award.
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A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 by David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff