The Cape May Navy: Delaware Bay Privateers in the American Revolution

The Cape May Navy: Delaware Bay Privateers in the American Revolution

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ISBN-13: 9781467137966
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 05/21/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,241,350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J.P. Hand is a native and lifelong resident of Cape May County, New Jersey. A decoy maker by trade, he has been crafting traditional South Jersey waterfowl carvings for over forty-four years. His passion for the history and culture of Cape May and South Jersey is expressed in the many articles he has written on those subjects. He is a past president and trustee emeritus of the Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society and has edited their annual journal of history, commonly known as "The Blue Book" since 2008. He resides with his wife and best friend, Gwen Raring, and their son, Fritz, at "Goshen Farm," in the heart of Cape May County.

Daniel P. Stites grew up in Margate, New Jersey. Dan attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania and earned a BA in German. He then went to Stanford Medical School, graduated in 1965 and trained in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His career was spent as a medical school professor, researcher, clinician and teacher in the field of clinical immunology at the University of California in San Francisco. His medical career includes the publication of over one hundred journal articles and a number of books on the subject of immunology. He has written several articles about Cape May history for the Cape May County Magazine of History and Genealogy. He lives with his wife, Janice, in Sonoma, California.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Cape May Navy Timeline 7

Introduction 13

1 The Untold Story J.P Hand 19

2 The Nature, Rewards and Dangers of Being a Privateer D.P. Stites 25

3 Family Business J.P. Hand 34

4 The Mechanics of Privateering: The Written Record J.P. Hand 43

5 The Wiedcrholdt Affair D.P Stites 58

6 Trouble on the Homefront J.P. Hand 76

7 Privateers, Slavery and the Revolution J.P Hand 94

8 The Caribbean Connection D.P. Stites 102

9 Elijah Hand: Militia Colonel and Privateer Captain J.P. Hand 117

10 Naval Battles in and around Cape May D.P Stites 127

11 Captain Enoch Stillwell and the Hawk J.P. Hand 137

12 Privateers, Taverns and Rum J.P. Hand 148

Epilogue 155

Appendix 163

Bibliography 183

Index 187

About the Authors 191

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