David Curtis Skaggs, professor emeritus of history at Bowling Green State University, is the author of thirteen books including A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 and Thomas Macdonough: Master of Command in the Early U.S. Navy.

Articles by David Skaggs

U.S. Marine Corps Art Collection

The Cruise of the Wasp

By David Curtis Skaggs
December 2014
When one thinks of famous American warships and their captains in the War of 1812, one recalls the frigate Constitution and Isaac Hull, the frigate United States and Stephen Decatur ...
Powell's "Perry's Victory on Lake Erie"

Perry Triumphant

By David Curtis Skaggs
April 2009
A key victory for the early Navy, the Battle of Lake Erie demonstrated how courage and resolution can sometimes trump faulty command and control.

Books by David Skaggs