Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer

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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. Author Jackson Kuhl delves into the life and times of this Patriot, sea captain and privateer.
ISBN: 9781609492281
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Images: 23
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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