Samuel Smedley: Connecticut Privateer
A biography of an eighteenth-century New England privateer that “takes a deep dive into the life and adventures of this colorful figure” (Fairfield Sun).

From the shores of Long Island Sound to the high seas of the West Indies, against British warships and letters of marque, Samuel Smedley left a stream of smoke and blood as he took prisoners and prizes alike. At twenty-three years old, Smedley, a Fairfield, Connecticut native, enlisted as a lieutenant of marines on the Connecticut ship Defence during the American Revolution. Less than a year later he was her captain, scouring the seas for British prey. In this biography, Jackson Kuhl delves into the life and times of this Patriot, sea captain and privateer.
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Samuel Smedley: Connecticut Privateer
A biography of an eighteenth-century New England privateer that “takes a deep dive into the life and adventures of this colorful figure” (Fairfield Sun).

From the shores of Long Island Sound to the high seas of the West Indies, against British warships and letters of marque, Samuel Smedley left a stream of smoke and blood as he took prisoners and prizes alike. At twenty-three years old, Smedley, a Fairfield, Connecticut native, enlisted as a lieutenant of marines on the Connecticut ship Defence during the American Revolution. Less than a year later he was her captain, scouring the seas for British prey. In this biography, Jackson Kuhl delves into the life and times of this Patriot, sea captain and privateer.
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Samuel Smedley: Connecticut Privateer

Samuel Smedley: Connecticut Privateer

by Jackson Kuhl
Samuel Smedley: Connecticut Privateer

Samuel Smedley: Connecticut Privateer

by Jackson Kuhl

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A biography of an eighteenth-century New England privateer that “takes a deep dive into the life and adventures of this colorful figure” (Fairfield Sun).

From the shores of Long Island Sound to the high seas of the West Indies, against British warships and letters of marque, Samuel Smedley left a stream of smoke and blood as he took prisoners and prizes alike. At twenty-three years old, Smedley, a Fairfield, Connecticut native, enlisted as a lieutenant of marines on the Connecticut ship Defence during the American Revolution. Less than a year later he was her captain, scouring the seas for British prey. In this biography, Jackson Kuhl delves into the life and times of this Patriot, sea captain and privateer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614233176
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 131
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jackson Kuhl is a writer, photographer and historian. His work has appeared in the Hartford Courant, Connecticut Magazine, Fairfield County Weekly and elsewhere. More of his writing and photos can be found at jacksonkuhl.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

1 "Two Can Play at This Game" 11

2 "A Connecticut Man Born" 17

3 "For the Defence of the Sea-Coasts" 28

4 "To Cruise Against the Enemies" 43

5 "Mr Smedleys Behavior" 54

6 "A Warm Combat Insued" 62

7 "The Flames Have Now Preceded Your Flag" 75

8 "To Keep Body & Soul Together" 86

9 "Samuel Smedley of Connecticut Ran Away" 94

10 "Amidst the Greatest of Troubles" 99

Notes 105

Bibliography 119

Index 123

About the Author 127

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