TITLE

A Yankee skipper who preyed on British shipping relates his wartime experiences

PUB. DATE
October 1957
SOURCE
American Heritage;Oct1957, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the experiences of George Coggeshall of Milford, Connecticut as a captain of a merchant ship. He was a boy who did not attend school and was sent to sea at an early age. He became a shipmaster who turned to privateering after the War of 1812 started. Coggeshall commanded two vessels, the David Porter and the Leo, which were known as letter-of-marque schooners.
ACCESSION #
22564023

 

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