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The Battle of Valcour Island

The book provides new information about the Battle of Valcour Island which took place on Lake Champlain in October of 1776. It contains a biography of sixteen of the seventeen captains of the American vessels that were in the battle. No such comprehensive information has been published before.

It contains a description of all of the American vessels in the battle as well as the story of how the first vessels of the American fleet were obtained and how the last group of vessels were destroyed or captured in 1777. In addition, the book includes first hand accounts from pension applications, journals, memoirs and letters of American participants and journals and letters of British participants. Finally, the book contains a never before published roster of 448 officers and men who participated in the battle on the American side.

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Review of The Battle of Valcour Island

Vermont History. Vol. 82, No. 2 Summer/Fall 2014. Pages 155-156. Review by H. Nicholas Muller III.

“This clearly organized and well-written volume brings together the fundamental information that any new analysis and account of the important October 1776 action on Lake Champlain must consult. Stephen Darley has brought together his long interest, research, and writing about Benedict Arnold into a very useful book.”