Author Results for Dean R. Mayhew

The Bagaduce Blunder: Commodore Saltonstall and the Penobscot Expedition

By Dean R. Mayhew

The occupation of the Bagaduce Peninsula in what today is Maine by British land and sea forces in 1779 prompted a hasty response by the Massachusetts government. Dudley Saltonstall was placed in overall command of a fleet of Continental and provincial warships, transports, privateers and a substantial military force, primarily of militia. Despite initial success […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | American Revolution
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Biography