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Criticism of this Course . - - - - - -

Howe's Progress to Philadelphia, and Capture of that City

Admiral Lord Howe takes the Fleet from the Chesapeake to the

Delaware - - -

Surrender of Burgoyne and his Army - -
British Naval Operations in Delaware Bay - - -
Brief Tenure—Nine Months—of Philadelphia by British -
The general Failure of the British Campaign determined by Howe's
move to the Chesapeake . - - - - -
General Results of the Campaign . - - - - - -
Part played by the British Navy. Analogous to that in Spain, 1808–
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CHAPTER V

THE NAVAL WAR IN EUROPE. THE BATTLE OF

USHANT

1778

Admirals Keppel and D'Orvilliers put to Sea from Portsmouth and

Brest . - - - - - - -

Instructions given to the French Admiral - - - - -

Preliminary Manoeuvres after the two Fleets had sighted one another

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OPERATIONS IN THE WEST INDIES, 1778–1779. THE

BRITISH INVASION OF GEORGIA AND SOUTH

CAROLINA

Influence of Seasonal Conditions upon Naval Operations in America

Commercial Importance of the West Indies

The French seize Dominica - - - - -

D'Estaing Sails with his Fleet from Boston for Martinique -

A British Squadron under Hotham sails the same day for Barbados,

with Five Thousand Troops - - -

Admiral Barrington's Seizure of Santa Lucia

D'Estaing sails to Recapture it. - - - - - - -

Rapidity and Skill shown in Barrington's Movements and Dispo-

sitions - - - - - - -

D'Estaing's attacks Foiled, both on Sea and on Shore

He Abandons the attempt and Returns to Martinique

Importance of Santa Lucia in Subsequent Operations - -

Byron Reaches Barbados, and takes over Command from Barrington

D'Estaing Captures the British Island Grenada

Byron goes to its Relief . - - - - - - - -

The Action between the two Fleets, of Byron and d'Estaing,

July 6, 1779 - - - - - - -

Criticism of the two Commanders-in-Chief - -

D'Estaing returns to Grenada, which remains French . * -

Byron returns to England. British North American Station assigned

to Admiral Arbuthnot, Leeward Islands to Rodney . -

British Operations in Georgia and South Carolina. Capture of

Savannah - - - - -

Fatal Strategic Error in these Operations. - -

D'Estaing's attempt to Retake Savannah Foiled . - - -

His appearance on the coast, however, causes the British to abandon

Narragansett Bay - - - - - - - - -

D'Estaing succeeded by de Guichen in North America. , Rodney

also arrives - - - - - - . - -

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Cause of Failure of Rodney's Attack

His Disappointment in his subordinates . - - -

His Expression of his Feelings . - - - - - -

Discussion of the Incidents and Principles involved .

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