In July 1859, U.S. Army Captain George E. Pickett looked down the gun ports of two British warships from his camp on San Juan Island. He knew he needed help, and the sooner, the better. The future Confederate general had been ordered to San Juan to protect the rights of U.S. settlers from the might of the British Empire–especially one settler who had killed a British boar.
First published in 1999, Mike Vouri revised and expanded his lively account of the Pig War crisis into a definitive second edition. He combined additional photographs, maps, and drawings with new material to provide fresh insights into the boundary question that confounded diplomats of three nations, but never quite descended into a shooting war.
Mike Vouri is the former Chief of Interpretation and Historian for San Juan Island National Historic Park.
Illustrations / bibliography / index / 374 pages (2022)
ISBN 978-1-63864-002-8 (Original Discover Your Northwest ISBN 9780914019626)