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Naval Documents of the American Revolution Volume 10 Oct 1, 1777-Dec 1, 1777
Naval Documents of the American Revolution Volume 10 Oct 1 1777-Dec 1 1777 Author:Michael J. Crawford From President Clinton's forward: The events of the last three months of 1777, the period covered by this volume, illustrate clearly the crucial role of sea power in our nation's formative struggle for liberty. Ships, laden with munitions urgently required by the Americans, tried to elude the British blockade. Continental Navy ships and Americ... more »an privateers, operating in European waters and the West Indies, diverted Britain's naval resources and aggravated tensions between Great Britain and nominally nuetral countries. News that the Continental Army had defeated General Burgoyne at Saratoga, New York, moved France closer to the decision to become an open ally.
This volume documents in detail the momentous and bloody British effort to control the Delaware River in order to maintain Britain's hold on the city of Philadelphia.« less