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NH 56408 New Providence Island where Americans Landed

New Providence Island where Americans Landed
Title: New Providence Island where Americans Landed
Caption: Commodore Hopkins, aboard the Continental Navy ship ALFRED, took several continental ships to New Providence Island, Bahamas, where he directed a landing on the island for the purpose of capturing gunpowder and other military stores. The landing of 200 Mariens took place on 3 March 1775. The island was taken without firing a shot and the British governor was taken prisoner.
Description: From A Naval History of the American Revolution, by Allen
Catalog #: NH 56408
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Original Medium: Map, BW photograph
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