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Dewey and Other Naval Commanders   By: (1840-1916)

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DEWEY

AND OTHER

NAVAL COMMANDERS.

BY

EDWARD S. ELLIS, A.M.

Author of "A History of the World," "The People's Standard History of the United States," "A History of the State of New York," "Deerfoot Series," "Log Cabin Series," Etc.

NEW YORK

HURST & COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1899,

BY

JOHN HOVENDON.

CONTENTS. Page.

Introduction 5

CHAPTER I.

Admiral George Dewey The Birth and Boyhood of George Dewey. 7

CHAPTER II.

Dewey in the War for the Union. 17

CHAPTER III.

Dewey in the War with Spain. 35

CHAPTER IV.

The Revolutionary Battles Birth of the American Navy The Privateers Capture of New Providence, in the Bahamas Paul Jones A Clever Exploit A Skilful Escape Fine Seamanship An Audacious Scheme. 52

CHAPTER V.

A Daring Attempt by Captain Paul Jones Why It Failed A Bold Scheme Why It Did Not Succeed The Fight Between the Ranger and Drake . 63

CHAPTER VI.

One of the Most Memorable Sea Fights Ever Known The Wonderful Exploit of Captain Paul Jones. 71

CHAPTER VII.

Our Naval War with France The Tribute Paid to the Barbary States by Christian Nations War Declared Against the United States by Tripoli Bainbridge, Decatur, Stewart, Dale and Preble. 88

CHAPTER VIII.

The First Serious Engagement Loss of the Philadelphia The Scheme of Captain Bainbridge Exploit of Lieutenant Decatur. 97

CHAPTER IX.

Bombardment of Tripoli Treacherous Act of a Turkish Captain A Quick Retribution at the Hands of Captain Decatur. 108

CHAPTER X.

The Bomb Ketch A Terrible Missile Frightful Catastrophe Diplomacy in Place of War Peace. 114

CHAPTER XI.

The War of 1812 Cause of the War of 1812 Discreditable Work of the Land Forces Brilliant Record of the Navy The Constitution Captain Isaac Hull Battle Between the Constitution and Guerriere Winning a Wager. 122

CHAPTER XII.

Jacob Jones The Wasp and the Frolic James Biddle The Hornet and the Penguin A Narrow Escape. 133

CHAPTER XIII.

Captains Carden and Decatur Cruise of the Macedonian Battle with the Frigate United States Decatur's Chivalry. 142

CHAPTER XIV.

Occasional American Defeats as Well as Victories Captain Decatur's Misfortune The Chesapeake and Shannon . 152

CHAPTER XV.

David Porter A Clever Feat Numerous Captures by the Essex Her Remarkable Cruise in the Pacific Her Final Capture. 167

CHAPTER XVI.

Oliver Hazard Perry Prompt and Effective Work "We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours" Death of Perry. 176

CHAPTER XVII.

A Hero of the Olden Days Cruise of the Constitution Her Capture of the Cyane and Levant Reminiscences of Admiral Stewart His Last Days. 185

CHAPTER XVIII.

Captures Made After the Signing of the Treaty of Peace The Privateers Exploit of the General Armstrong Its Far Reaching Result. 197

CHAPTER XIX.

Lesser Wars Resentment of the Barbary States The War with Algiers Captain Decatur's Vigorous Course His Astonishing Success as a Diplomat. 206

CHAPTER XX.

Piracy in the West Indies Its Cause Means by Which It Was Wiped Out Piracy in the Mediterranean... Continue reading book >>




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