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

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September 5, 1812

THE WAR, New York, Sept. 5, 1812 

* USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere
* War of 1812 - U.S. Navy victory
* Best title to be had ?

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.

Category: Moments in American History

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