The Race to the Chesapeake between Destouches and Arbuthnot, March 1781

By Larrie D. Ferreiro, published November 2018


A systematic examination of the reasons why the British fleet won the race against the French to the mouth of Chesapeake Bay in advance of the battle of Cape Henry on 16 March 1781.

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Filed under: American Revolution
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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