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Constitution versus the Guerriere, in a military newspaper...

Item # 643847

September 5, 1812

THE WAR, New York, Sept. 5, 1812  Page 2 has a very historic report with uncommonly large letters: "Brilliant NAVAL VICTORY" with subhead: "Particulars of the Action between the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Capt. Hull, and the British Frigate Guerriere, Capt. Dacres" which takes over a full column. This was one of the more historic naval battles of the War of 1812. Also on pg. 2: "Commodore Rodgers Arrived" and "A Copy of the Circular".
Page 3 has more war items including: "American Naval Victory" which related to the Constitution vs. Guerriere, and "Capture of Gen. Hull, and his Army". Also: "Summary" and "Marine Memoranda". The back page has more on the war with: "Naval Engagements" "Military Movements" and a bit more.
Four pages, 9 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice, clean condition.

This is a fascinating, short-lived newspaper, having begun in 1812 with the exclusive purpose of reporting on the War of 1812 (hence the title). When the war ended, so did this newspaper.

Item from Catalog 262 (released for September, 2017)...

Category: Moments in American History

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