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The British Raid on Essex


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JERRY ROBERTS is the battlefield historian for a National Parks Service grant project charged with researching the British raid on Essex shipping in 1814. From 2006 to 2013, he was executive director of the Connecticut River Museum. He lives in Essex, Connecticut.


"A short article about the Bicentennial of the 1814 raid mentions our book and quotes the author, Jerry Roberts."

--Erick Hesselberg, The Hartford Courant "Jerry Roberts's account, The British Raid on Essex, built on new research on both sides of the Atlantic, reads like a fast-paced action chronicle, which sheds light on a significant but forgotten attack on Connecticut soil during the War of 1812."--Dan McFadden, Mystic Seaport Magazine "Jerry Roberts took a little-known, scarcely remembered raid from the end of the War of 1812 and painstakingly researched and unearthed a wonderful maritime Connecticut narrative."--Steven H. Park, Connecticut History Review

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