RELICS FROM 1779 PENOBSCOT EXPEDITION TO CASTINE, MAINE

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Item Code: 236-710

Offered here is a Ryker case of relics recovered at Castine by Dean Thomas.

Included is a silver shoe buckle, a brass flat button, a British coin (likely a King George), four musket balls, three buckshot, and three corroded wheat pennies.

The shoe buckle frame is very good, the iron “guts” are in pieces. Lead balls have nice while patina. “Modern” pennies are corroded as is typical of a coastal area with the salt air and water.

In 1779 the British Royal Navy sent a detachment of troops here.  They built a fort on the highest point of ground nearest the entrance to the bay and named it Fort George.  The colonial Massachusetts Board of War resolved to send a combined Army and Navy expedition to recapture the area, known as the Penobscot Expedition. After the success of initial attacks to the point where the British commander was waiting to surrender, poor coordination, bickering among American commanders, and inexplicable delays allowed the British to rally and inflict a humiliating defeat on the Americans.  [jet]   [ph:L]

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