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By John C. Fredriksen

ISBN-10: 1576076040

ISBN-13: 9781576076040

Americas army Adversaries КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOАвтор(ы): John C. FredriksenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2001Количество страниц: 635ISBN: 1-57607-604-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 6.49 mb RapidIfolder zero

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Soon after, Arbuthnot shifted his flag to the HMS Cumberland, which he commanded until being tasked as head of the naval base at Portsmouth, England, in 1771. Four years later, he transferred as naval commissioner at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and also served as lieutenant governor of that province. ARBUTHNOT, MARRIOT against the close cooperThe American Revoluation necessary to win tion had broken out in the war. Arbuthnot reApril and was spreading mained inactive at New northward. In this capacYork throughout the winity Arbuthnot dispatched ter and spring of 1778 and troops to the relief of was stirred to action only Fort Cumberland, then by the reputed approach besieged by American Paof French Adm.

Worse, while on station, Arbuthnot received a letter from the distinguished Adm. Sir George Rodney, who had arrived from the West Indies, that he was taking command. Arbuthnot, furious at being leap-frogged by a man many years his junior, loudly and publicly remonstrated his displeasure to superiors. When the admiralty indelicately supported Rodney, Arbuthnot summarily tendered his resignation for medical reasons. Before action could be taken, Rodney had returned to the West Indies in pursuit of the French and the matter was dropped.

In his role as intelligence officer, Andre was responsible for maintaining contact with the network of English spies and Loyalist sympathizers. However, since May 1779, he had also conducted a clandestine correspondence with American Gen. Benedict Arnold, who was testing the waters for a possible defection. Their connection was probably made at the instigation of his former acquaintance Peggy Shippen, still at Philadelphia and whom Arnold had wed. Arnold had been growing dissatisfied with his lack of recognition from Congress, his financial problems, and charges of financial impropriety leveled against him.

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