The Resource A signal victory : the Lake Erie campaign, 1812-1813, David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff

A signal victory : the Lake Erie campaign, 1812-1813, David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff

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A signal victory : the Lake Erie campaign, 1812-1813
Title
A signal victory
Title remainder
the Lake Erie campaign, 1812-1813
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David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is considered by many to be the most important naval confrontation of the War of 1812. Made famous by the American fleet commander Oliver Hazard Perry's comment, "We have met the enemy and they are ours," the battle marked the U.S. Navy's first successful fleet action and one of the Royal Navy's rare surrenders of an entire squadron
  • This book builds up to a detailed examination of the battle by first evaluating the strategic background and tactical conduct of both the British and the Americans in their efforts to control the critical Lake Erie frontier during the first year of the war
  • Incorporating British, Canadian, and American archival and published documents, David Skaggs and Gerard Altoff provide a wealth of new insights while offering a totally impartial analysis of all sides of the struggle to control the lake. New diagrams of the battle are included that reflect the authors' modification of traditional positions of various vessels
  • A thorough discussion is also presented of the positive and negative aspects of the command leadership exercised by Perry and his British opponent, Commander Robert H. Barclay. The authors also take a close look at the postbattle controversy between Perry and his second-in-command, Jesse Duncan Elliott
Cataloging source
DLC
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Skaggs, David Curtis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E356.E6
LC item number
S56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Altoff, Gerard T
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  • Lake Erie, Battle of
  • War of 1812
  • Lake Erie, Battle of, 1813
  • Put-in-Bay, Bataille de, 1813
  • Military campaigns
  • Britisch-Amerikanischer Krieg
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • Eriesee
  • Eriesee
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A signal victory : the Lake Erie campaign, 1812-1813, David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-222) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : South Bass Island -- pt. 1. Prologue to the battle. Strategic background -- Preparing for the 1813 campaign -- Building and manning the fleets -- pt. 2. The ordeal of combat. Preliminaries to combat -- The Battle of Lake Erie -- Denouement
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781557500304
Lccn
97012236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36556274
  • (OCoLC)ocm36556274
Label
A signal victory : the Lake Erie campaign, 1812-1813, David Curtis Skaggs, Gerard T. Altoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : South Bass Island -- pt. 1. Prologue to the battle. Strategic background -- Preparing for the 1813 campaign -- Building and manning the fleets -- pt. 2. The ordeal of combat. Preliminaries to combat -- The Battle of Lake Erie -- Denouement
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781557500304
Lccn
97012236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36556274
  • (OCoLC)ocm36556274

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