With a foreword by President Barack Obama, the twelfth volume in the Naval History and Heritage Commandas Naval Documents of the American Revolution series tells the story of the Revolutionary War on the water during the period of April to June 1778. In the tradition of the preceding volumesathe first of which was published in 1964athis work synthesizes edited documents, including correspondence, ship logs, muster rolls, orders, and newspaper accounts, that provide a comprehensive understanding of the war at sea in the spring of 1778. The editors organize this wide array of texts chronologically by theater and incorporate French, Italian, and Spanish transcriptions with English translations throughout. Volume 12 presents the essential primary sources on a crucial time in the young republicas naval historyaas the British consolidate their strength in the Mid-Atlantic, and the Americans threaten British shipping in European waters and gain a powerful ally as France prepares to enter the war.... France, 616 and n; as Bostona#39;s second lieutenant, 671 and n; as captain of state commercial vessel, 751; as first lieutenant of Boston, 557, 671n; commission for, 538; and depositions from mutineers, 751; and deserters from Boston, 781, 785anbsp;...
|Title||:||Naval Documents of the American Revolution Volume 12, American Theater, April 1, 1778-May 31, 1778; European Theater, April 1, 1778- May 31, 1778|
|Author||:||Navy Dept. (U.S.), Michael J. Crawford, Dennis M Conrad, E Gordon Bowen-Hassell, Nark L Hayes, Barack Obama, Jay DeLoach, Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.)|
|Publisher||:||Government Printing Office - 2014-07-14|