Image from page 48 of “The photographic history of the Civil War : in ten volumes” (1911)
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Title: The photographic history of the Civil War : in ten volumes
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Miller, Francis Trevelyan, 1877-1959 Lanier, Robert S. (Robert Sampson), 1880-
Subjects: War photography
Publisher: New York : Review of Reviews Co.
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant
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ich, under Act of Congress of March 27, 1794, marked the birth of anadequate navy to protect the commerce of the young rej^ubhc. She was the third to be launched, October21, 1797, at Boston. Her exploits in the harbor of Tripoli in 1804 and her great fight with the Guerriere soon made her name a household word to all Americans. Full of years and honors in 1861, she was lyingat Annapolis as a training-ship at the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion, and was in great danger offalling into the hands of the Confederates. General Benjamin F. Butler, who was in the vicinity with theEighth Massachusetts Regiment, sent a detachment that guarded the old ship till she was towed to New-port, where she arrived INIay 9th under Lieutenant-Commander G. W. Rodgers, with officers and midship-men from the Military Academy aboard. At the extreme right of the picture is the Macedonian, originallya British sloop-of-war captured by the U. S. frigate United States in 1812. She was a spick-and-span new 
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OF REVIEWS CO. SANTEE, CONSTITUTION, AND IMACEDONIAN vessel then. In 1852-4 she sailed in Commodore Perrys fleet tliat opened Japan to American commerce.The outbreak of tlie war found her lying at Vera Cruz. The frigate on the left, the Santee, was a lateraddition to the navy, also mounting fifty guns. She served on blockade duty, chiefly in the Gulf, duringthe war. There, while lying off Galveston, November 7, 1861, in command of Captain Henry Eagle, someof her crew performed one of the most brilliant naval exploits that marked the beginning of hostilities.Lieutenant James E. Jouett volunteered to run into the harbor and destroy tlie Confederate steamer General Rusk and the schooner Royal Yacht. Near midnight the little party in two launches pulledboldly into the harbor. When almost upon the General Rusk, Lieutenant Jouetts launch grounded andwas run into by the second launch. With the Confederates thus aroused and several steamers speeding tofind him in the darkness. Lieutenant Joue
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