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Log-book of Timothy Boardman Kept On Board The Privateer Oliver Cromwell, During A Cruise From New London, Ct., to Charleston, S. C., And Return, In 1778; Also, A Biographical Sketch of The Author.   By: (1754-1838)

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In "Log-book of Timothy Boardman Kept On Board The Privateer Oliver Cromwell, During A Cruise From New London, Ct., to Charleston, S. C., And Return, In 1778; Also, A Biographical Sketch of The Author," Timothy Boardman provides readers with a firsthand account of his experiences as a privateer during the American Revolutionary War. This captivating memoir offers a unique perspective on naval warfare and the challenges faced by American sailors during a time of political turmoil.

Boardman's log-book takes us on a thrilling journey as he recounts his time on board The Privateer Oliver Cromwell. From the moment the ship embarks from New London, Connecticut, to its eventual return after a successful voyage to Charleston, South Carolina, readers are immersed in the dangerous world of naval battles, daring pursuits, and the constant threat of enemy ships. Boardman's vivid descriptions bring the sea to life, painting a vivid picture of life on deck and the hardships faced by the crew.

What sets this book apart is not only the thrilling narrative but also the biographical sketch provided by the author. This section offers valuable context, allowing readers to understand Boardman's background and the motivations that led him to become a privateer. Learning about his experiences as a young sailor and his dedication to the Revolutionary cause adds depth to the log-book, making it more than just a collection of maritime adventures.

Furthermore, Boardman's writing style is engaging and accessible, making it easy for readers to become engrossed in his tale. His attention to detail is commendable, as he meticulously records not only the events of the voyage but also his personal thoughts and reflections. This combination of historical accuracy and personal insight creates a well-rounded and immersive reading experience.

One of the highlights of this book is Boardman's encounters with legendary figures of the American Revolution. From his interactions with General George Washington to his observations of fellow privateers such as John Paul Jones, readers are treated to a first-hand account of historical events. These encounters provide a unique perspective on the influential figures of the time and the impact they had on the war effort.

Overall, "Log-book of Timothy Boardman Kept On Board The Privateer Oliver Cromwell, During A Cruise From New London, Ct., to Charleston, S. C., And Return, In 1778; Also, A Biographical Sketch of The Author" is a captivating and informative memoir. Boardman's skillful storytelling and attention to detail make it a valuable resource for history enthusiasts and those interested in naval warfare. This book allows readers to step back in time, experiencing the dangers and triumphs of a privateer's life during the American Revolution.

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Transcriber's Notes: 1) Characters following ^ are supercripted in the case of ^oClock, it is just the "o". 2) Inconsistent spellings and hyphenations have been left as printed.

LOG BOOK OF TIMOTHY BOARDMAN;

KEPT ON BOARD THE PRIVATEER OLIVER CROMWELL, DURING A CRUISE FROM NEW LONDON, CT., TO CHARLESTON, S. C., AND RETURN, IN 1778;

ALSO,

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR.

BY THE REV. SAMUEL W. BOARDMAN, D.D.

ISSUED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE RUTLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

ALBANY, N. Y.: JOEL MUNSELL'S SONS. 1885.

PREFACE.

Under the auspices of the Rutland County Historical Society, is published the Log Book of Timothy Boardman, one of the pioneer settlers of the town of Rutland, Vermont. This journal was kept on board the privateer, Oliver Cromwell, during two cruises; the second one from New London, Conn., to Charleston, S. C.; the third from Charleston to New London, in the year 1778. It seems that the Log Book of the first cruise was either lost, never kept, or Mr. Boardman was not one of the crew to keep it. It was kept as a private diary without any view to its ever being published.

When this manuscript, on coarse, unruled paper, was brought to light, it came to the knowledge of the officers of the county historical society, who, at once, decided that it was a document of considerable value and should be published... Continue reading book >>




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