American Revolution Podcast

ARP228 Penobscot Expedition

December 5, 2021

The Massachusetts Militia, with assistance from the Continental Navy, attempt to dislodge a Loyalist base being established near modern day Castine, Maine.

The American failure led to several courts martial, including that of Lt. Col. Paul Revere.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Penobscot Expedition: Commodore Saltonstall and the Massachusetts Conspiracy of 1779, by George Buker (or read on

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Siege of Penobscot by the Rebels, by John Calef:

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