The Naval Monument, Containing Official and Other Accounts of All the Battles Fought Between the Navies of the United States and Great Britain During

The Naval Monument, Containing Official and Other Accounts of All the Battles Fought Between the Navies of the United States and Great Britain During

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...T. MACDONOCGH, COPY or A LETTER FROM 1IECT. CASSIN TO COM. MACDONOCGH. U. S. Schooner Ticonderoga, Plattsburg Bay, Sir, September 12,1814. It is with pleasure I state, that every officer and man under my command did their duty yesterday. Your's respectfully, Com. T. Macdonough. " STEPHEN CASSIN.T Lieut, commanding. COPY OF A LETTER FROM LIEUTENANT HENLEY TO COMMODORE MACDONOCGH. Sir, U. S. Brig Eagle, Flattsburg, Sept. 12,1814. I am happy to inform you that all my officers and men acted bravely, and did their duty in the battle of yesterday with the enemy. I shall have the pleasure of making a more particular representation of the respective merits of my gallant officers t(c) the honourable the secretary of the navy. 1 have the honour to be, respectfully, Sir, your most obedient servant, B, HENLEY. P. S. We had 39 round shot in our hull (mostly 24 pounders) 4 in our lower masts--and we were well peppered with grape. I enclose my boatswain's report. R. H. E.OFY OS A XETTER TROM GEORGE BE ALE, jun. TO COMMODORE MACDONOVGH. Sir, V. S. Ship Saratoga, Sept. 13, 1814. I have the honour to enclose you a list of the killed and wounded on board the different vessels of the squadron under your command, in the action of the 11th inst. It is impossible to ascertain correctly the loss of the enemy. From the best information received from the British officers, from my own observations, and from various lists found on board the Confiance, I calculate the number of men on board that ship at the commencement of the action at 270, of whom at least 180 were killed and wounded, and on board the other captured vessels at least 80 more, making in the whole, killed and wounded, 260. This is doubtless short of the real number, as many were thown overboard from.show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507991
  • 9781236507990