Tactical Defeat -- Strategic Victory

Cutler, Thomas J.
September 2010
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2010, Vol. 136 Issue 9, p92
Conference Proceeding
The article offers information on the battle of Valcour Island, New York fought between the U.S. and Great Britain. It states that the Americans put together a fleet at the Lake Champlain and while waiting for the British they slept on open decks during snow fall. It mentions that the Americans thought that due to the weather they could camouflage which they managed to do but superior British force eventually overpowered them and the Americans were defeated.


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