Image from page 50 of “The photographic history of the Civil War : thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities” (1911)
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Title: The photographic history of the Civil War : thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Miller, Francis Trevelyan, 1877-1959 Lanier, Robert S. (Robert Sampson), 1880-
Subjects: United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Pictorial works United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865
Publisher: New York : Review of Reviews Co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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er Act of Congress of March 27, 1704, marked the l>irth of anadequate navy to i)rotect the commerce of the young repubhc. Slie was tlie 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. Fidl of years and lionors in 1861, she was lyingat Anna])olis as a training-ship at the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion, and was m great danger offalling into tin- liauds 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 May 0th under Lieutenant-Commander G. W. Rodgers, witli officers and midship-men from the Military Academy alioard. At the extreme right of the picture is the Maeedi)nian, originallya British sloop-of-war captured by the U. S. frigate United States in 1812. She was a sjjick-and-span new A
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fvmetfy. ir-^ra!9v«Bm9saU \, HEVIEW OF REVIEAS CO. SANTEE, CONSTITUTION, AND ]\L\CEDONIAN vessel then. In 18.52-4 she sailed in Commodore Perrys fleet that opened Japan to American commerce.The outbreak of the war found her lying at Vera Cruz. The frigate on the left, the Santce, 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, 1801, in command of Captain Henry Eagle, someof her crew performed one of the mo.st brilliant naval exjiloits that marked the beginning of hostilities.Lieutenant James E. Jouett volunteered to rim into the harbor and destroy the Confederate steamer General Rusk and the schooner Royal Yacht. Near midnight the little party in two launches pulledboldly into the harbor. When almo.st upon the General Rusk, Lieutenant Jouetts launch grounded andwas run into by the second launch. With the Confederates thus aroused and several steamers speeding tofi
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