“Penobscot – 28 July 1779”
During the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Waterhouse’s painting “Assault at Penobscot, 28 July 1779” was hanging in the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. The original painting was destroyed in the attack. This print depicts Captain John Welsh leading his Marines on an assault up a hill in Penobscot Bay, Maine.
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- Measures 16″ x 21″
- Printed on archival quality paper
“In the last amphibious assault conducted by the Marines until the war with Mexico, Captain Welch, with over 200 Marines, states Marines and militia landed, and – in a bold Marine-led attack up a steep, heavily forested rocky bluff – routed units of two British regiments, gaining a firm foothold, guarding the western approaches of the peninsula. Instead of pressing the attack, orders were to hold. The Marine landing and assault on Bagaduce on Penobscot was a tactical military success; but subsequent lack of initiative and leadership turned success into failure. After several later skirmishes, a British relief squadron arrived. The American flotilla retired up a one-way river, with the British in pursuit. They beached and burned their fleet, and retreated through the wilderness of Maine, eluding the British and Indians on the way.”
– Excerpt from Marines and Others: The Paintings of Colonel Charles Waterhouse USMCR (Ret)