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USS Constitution vs Java...



Item # 599000

February 19, 1813

AURORA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 19, 1813  The front page of the issue has a headline "ANOTHER NAVAL VICTORY!" "...On the 20th of December, off St. Salvadore, the Constitution, capt. Bainbridge, fell in with the British frigate Java, of 38 guns (mounting 49) and 400 men. After an action of one hour and forty-five minutes, the Java struck, with the loss of 60 killed and 170 wounded. The Constitution had 9 killed and 25 wounded... The Java was so much damaged in the action, that it was deemed impossible to fetch her in, and by order of captain Bainbridge she was burnt...". Another report follows with more in-depth details on the battle.
Also being reported is the battle at River Raisin and the scalping of Gen. Winchester and further mutilation of him.
The back page includes two Acts signed in typed: JAMES MADISON.
Other news and advertisements are within this issue.
This is a singlesheet issue with some dampstaining, otherwise is in good condition.

Category: War of 1812

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