Friday, December 13, 2013

Commodore Barney's Flotilla Plan

Source (Fiction)

An article about Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Bay Flotilla  can be seen at a George Mason University site.

"The Chesapeake Bay’s trade and commerce and its proximity to the United States capital attracted the interest of British war planners. Their strategy was to blockade the mouth of the bay and to raid the coastal ports and towns."

"On 4 July 1813, Joshua Barney proposed a plan to the Navy Department to build, purchase, outfit, man, and command a flying squadron of twenty barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay from further British incursions."

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