Neptune's Militia: The Frigate South Carolina during the American Revolution
Stone, Richard G., The Journal of Southern History
Neptune's Militia: The Frigate South Carolina During the American Revolution. By James A. Lewis. (Kent, Ohio, and London: Kent State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. x, 235. $39.00, ISBN 0-87338-632-9.)
For years, readers of naval histories and biographies set during the era of the American War of Independence have encountered brief references to the Dutch-built frigate L'Indien. This formidable vessel was originally expected to sail under the Stars and Stripes, with John Paul Jones, the Scottish-born American commodore, in command. But Jones and his patron Benjamin Franklin, the American minister to France, were forced by straitened American finances to relinquish their claim …
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Publication information: Article title: Neptune's Militia: The Frigate South Carolina during the American Revolution. Contributors: Stone, Richard G. - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Southern History. Volume: 67. Issue: 3 Publication date: August 2001. Page number: 636. © 2009 Southern Historical Association. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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