This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Reardon on the Whaleboat Wars on the Connecticut River

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May 24, 2020
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On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews history teacher and JAR contributor Matthew Reardon on the Loyalist raid up the Connecticut River in 1782 when the war was essentially over. The Connecticut coastline was contested for the duration of the American Revolution in what is called the “whaleboat wars.”

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