The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War
Title: The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War
Author: Bernard Cornwell
After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots—among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere—mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.
While the major fighting of the Revolutionary War moves to the South in the summer of 1779, a British force of fewer than a thousand Scottish infantry, backed by three sloops-of-war, sails to the fogbound coast of New England. In response, Massachusetts sends a fleet of more than forty vessels and some one thousand infantrymen to “captivate, kill or destroy” the foreign invaders. But ineptitude and irresolution lead to a mortifying defeat—and have stunning repercussions for two men on opposite sides: an untested young Scottish lieutenant named John Moore and a Boston silversmith and patriot named Paul Revere