CD: The History of Virginia's Navy of the Revolution


CD: The History of Virginia’s Navy of the Revolution - Robert Armistead Stewart. Virginia's Navy of the Revolution, largest of all the State navies, has never received due recognition for the important-and in view of the essential credit established in Europe by shipments of tobacco-perhaps the determining part it played in the contest. The present work aims to present the story of this Navy, its achievements and also its failures, as fully as extant records admit. Chapters include The Gunpowder Prelude; The New Navy Goes into Action; Capture of the Jenny Boat, Dutch Unrest, and the Reverse of Van Bibber; The Career of the Mosquito; Overseas Adventuring; Governor Henry Builds His Hopes on His Most Christian Majesty; The Tartar, The Dragon and The Tempest; Outwitting the Marauders of the Inlets; The Unconquered Liberty and the Doom of The Dolphin; Naval Descent upon the "Sinews of the Rebellion"; An Upcountryman Pilots the Admiralty; Picaroons and Punctilio; Arnold the Destroyer and the Sequel Triumphant; The Last of The Patriot and the Marquis Lafayette, Privateer; French Overlordship; and Battle of the Barges. Also included is a Roster of the Virginia Navy of the Revolution. (1933), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 280 pp.

ISBN: 9780788442612