Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Captain Henry Mowat was commanded to bombard ports, shipping and towns along the coast of Massachusetts including the coast of Maine which was then part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during the American Revolution.
This communication to Admiral Samuel Graves describes Captain Mowat's mission, including the bombardment of Falmouth (now Portland).
Graves was in charge of the British navy in North America and ordered the burning of Falmouth in October 1775.
About This Item
- Title: Copy of letter from Capt. Mowat to Adm. Graves, 1775
- Creator: Mowatt, Henry
- Creation Date: 1775-10-19
- Subject Date: 1775
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: MA, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 1157, p. 17-20
- Collection: Burning of Falmouth/Mowat's Relation
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Campaigns & battles
- Canceaux (Ship)
- Falmouth (Me.)--Burning by the British, 1775--Manuscripts
- Naval warfare
- Portland (Me.)--Burning by the British, 1775
- Spitfire (Ship)
- Symmetry (Ship)
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns & battles
- American Revolution
- Finding Katahdin, Chapter 4, Section 1
- Personal writing
- Revolution, 1775-
- Revolutionary War
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.