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A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813

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A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 - Skaggs, David Curtis, and Altoff, Gerard T
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The Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is considered by many to be the most important naval confrontation of the War of 1812. Made famous by the American fleet commander Oliver Hazard Perry's comment, "We have met the enemy and they are ours, " the battle marked the U.S. Navy's first successful fleet action and one of the Royal Navy's rare surrenders of an entire squadron. This book builds up to a detailed examination of the battle by first evaluating the strategic background and tactical conduct of both the British ...

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A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 1997, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557500304

Hardcover