The Resource Lion in the bay : the British invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-14, Stanley L. Quick ; edited by Chipp Reid

Lion in the bay : the British invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-14, Stanley L. Quick ; edited by Chipp Reid

Label
Lion in the bay : the British invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-14
Title
Lion in the bay
Title remainder
the British invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-14
Statement of responsibility
Stanley L. Quick ; edited by Chipp Reid
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the War of 1812 like no other, brought to life in narrative form with pinpoint historical details. As the War of 1812 raged on the high seas and along the Canadian border, the British decided to strike at the heart of the United States, the relatively undefended area of the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake was a fertile farm region, a renowned place of shipbuilding and an area divided along political lines over the war. Admiral George Cockburn led the British into the bay in March 1813. After a failed attempt to take Norfolk, Cockburn led the British up and down the Chesapeake. Originally a campaign to relieve pressure from other fronts, the Chesapeake theater soon became a campaign of retribution for the British, turning what had been an economic engine for America into a region of terrorized citizens, destroyed farms and fears of slave insurrection. The blockade choked American commerce and prevented privateers from taking the war to the English. Cockburn returned in 1814 and once more terrorized the residents on both shores of the Chesapeake while stoking the political divisions that also rent the country. In August, 1814, the British capitalized on the refusal of President James Madison to bolster the defenses of the waterway that led to the nation's capital. Cockburn again led a naval force into the bay, but this time he ran into opposition from Commodore Joshua Barney and his polyglot flotilla of warships. Barney put up an heroic though doomed fight before the British landed at Benedict, Md., in August, 1814 and marched on Washington, D.C. After defeating the Americans at Bladensburg, the British burned Washington before returning to their boats and setting out for Baltimore. There, the British armada ran into Fort McHenry and a stalwart group of defenders. Despite a massive bombardment, the British could not silence the fort or the city's other defenses, forcing them to retreat and give up their campaign to completely shut the Chesapeake. The victory at Baltimore, coupled with victories on the Great Lakes, helped turn the war in America's favor
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.5/2
Index
index present
LC call number
E355.1.C485
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Lion in the bay : the British invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-14, Stanley L. Quick ; edited by Chipp Reid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-255) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Irreconcilable differences -- A very exposed coast -- The gathering storm -- Lighting the fuse -- By land and by sea -- Target: Norfolk -- The Battle of Norfolk -- Off the beaten path -- The long, hot summer -- Bay blues -- Sloops, frigates, and galleys -- Old tricks -- Up a creek -- Fire on the Patuxent -- The Battle of St. Leonard Creek -- Retribution and recrimination -- Prelude to disaster -- The Bladensburg races -- Fire and ruin -- Baltimore
Control code
ocn910159166
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612512372
Lccn
2015020854
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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24db65cf-f15d-43a6-82ba-fbb964396694
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.b3566101x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910159166
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