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Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Brodine, Charles E., Jr., Crawford, Michael J., Hughes, Christine F.
In each of these three episodes of naval conflict, a U.S. naval force in the War of 1812 found itself confronting a superior Brit. naval force: (1) The US Frigate EssexÓ lost its topmast & took shelter in a bay near the neutral harbor of Valparaiso, Chile; Brit. warships disregarded the neutrality of Chilean waters & began a long-distance cannonade of the disabled ship, but the Amer. resisted the enemy's superior firepower; (2) Comm. Joshua Barney's barge flotilla, blockaded in tributaries by significant Brit. squadrons, held out for 10 weeks, engaging in several pitched battles; & (3) Comm. Thomas Macdonough's Lake Champlain squadron opposed a Brit. squadron possessing significant advantages over his own & won the battle. Color & B&W illus.Brodine, Charles E., Jr. is the author of 'Against All Odds U.s. Sailors in the War of 1812', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756745486 and ISBN 0756745489.