American Revolution Podcast

Episode 139 Meigs Raid on Sag Harbor

March 8, 2020

A patriot force under the command of Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs raids British occupied Long Island from Connecticut.  The Americans capture loyalist prisoners and destroy British supplies before returning back to Connecticut.  The patriots considered the raid a great success.  The British gave up attempting to maintain a permanent outpost on the eastern part of Long Island.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Quiet Patriot, Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs: With Meigs's 1775 Journal of the Quebec Expedition, by Richard A. Mason, 2010.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Life and Letters of Samuel Holden Parsons, by Charles Hall: https://archive.org/details/lifeandletterss00hallgoog