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The Naval War of 1812

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Somewhat detailed history of naval engagements between the United States and England during the War of 1812, from a decidely American perspective. Completed by the author as a young man at age 24. After 120 years, it remains a standard study of the war.

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The Naval War of 1812

or the History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain to Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans

By Theodore Roosevelt

With an Introduction by Edward K. Eckert


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The Naval War of 1812



Captain Isaac Hull

Constitution vs. Guerrière : "The Engagement"

Constitution vs. Guerrière : "In Action"

Constitution vs. Guerrière : "Dropping Astern"

Constitution vs. Guerrière : "She Fell in the Sea"

Wasp vs. Frolic

Captain Stephen Decatur

Captain William Bainbridge

Constitution vs. Java

Captain James Lawrence

Chesapeake vs. Shannon

Argus vs. Pelican

The Battle of Lake Erie

The Essex

Captain David Porter

Master Commandant Lewis Warrington

Captain Samuel C. Reid

The Battle of Lake Borgne

Commodore Thomas Macdonough

Capture of the President

Captain Charles Stewart

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