The Penobscot Expedition: Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779 (Paperback)
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Naval historian George E. Buker presents a compelling defense of Commodore Dudley Saltonstall-- a man court-martialed for the 1779 rout of the U.S. Navy in the Penobscot Bay--with his fascinating study of the naval technology and political intrigues of the time.
About the Author
George E. Buker, a retired commander in the U.S. Navy, left active duty in 1963 and went on to become a professor of history at Jacksonville University until he retired 1987. Dr. Buker is the author of numerous books on the history of Florida, including Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including American National Biography, American Neptune, and The Oxford Companion to American Military History.