- ISBN/SKU: 9781591142027
- Binding: Paperback & Ebook
- Era: 19th Century
- Number of Pages: 240
- Subject: War of 1812
- Date Available: September 2012
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In the summer of 1814 a squadron of Royal Navy ships attacked the tiny Connecticut seaport of Stonington, and declared its intention of destroying the town. Over the next four days the British barraged the nearly defenseless civilian population with some fifty tons of explosives, before mysteriously upping anchor and sailing away. Drawing on contemporary news accounts, secret Royal Navy correspondence, and other primary sources, de Kay investigates events leading up to the attack and recounts the exciting details of the battle.
James Tertius de Kay has written a number of well received histories of the U.S. Navy including Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, Monitor, and Roosevelt’s Navy. He lives in Pawcatuck, CT.
~Praise for The Battle of Stonington~
“This fascinating story may be the best-written book I have read in years; it would put many novelists to shame. I read it in a single night and thoroughly enjoyed it. With the bicentennial of the War of 1812 upon us, I unreservedly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good tale, expertly told. The fact that it deals with coast defense is an added benefit.”
— The Coast Defense Journal