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Gettysburg History
Penobscot Expedition History
The Pentagoet History of the Penobscot Expedition is seamlessly integrated with supporting maps, biographies and orders-of-battle. The reader can instantly draw upon supporting or amplifying information throughout the text without disrupting the train of events. For historical authority and amateur enthusiast alike, one can drill into the histories to get as much or as little amplifying information as is required to understand what happened, and why.
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1. Overview
  A. Brief Description
  B. Historical Importance
2. Principal Issues
  A. Historical
  B. Strategic
  C. Political
  D. Economic
3. Setting the Scene
  A. Strategic Origins
  B. Events Leading up to the Campaign
  C. Immediate Precedence
4. The Campaign
  A. The Redcoats Are Coming
1. Massachusetts' Reaction to News of the British Landings  
2. Massachusetts Prepares Its Counter-Expedition  
3. Actions and Reactions  
4. The Penobscot Expedition Approaches  
5. The Americans Arrive off Castine - 25 July 1779  
6. An Abortive Landing  
  B. The Landings
1. British Defenses
2. American Plans
3. Command and Reinforcement
4. 26 July 1779 - Naval Skirmishes and Nautilus Island
5. 27 July 1779 - Preparations for the Main Landing
6. 28 July 1779 - The Main Landing
  C. The Siege
1. Siegeworks
2. Siege Warfare
3. The Half Moon Battery
4. Movement to Contact
5. Action and Reaction
6. The Siege Continues
7. Stalemate
8. Councils of War
9. Movements to Action
  D. The Siege is Lifted
1. American Plans and Concerns
2. 13 August
3. The Americans Evacuate
4. Naval Catastrophe
5. After Action
  E. Aftermath
1. Consequences and Aftermath for the Americans
2. Consequences and Aftermath for the British
3. Post-War Effects
5. Concurrent Events
  A. Military
  B. Diplomatic Events