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Sinking of the U.S. brig Somers...
Item # 656735
December 31, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1846
* USS Somers (1842) sinking
* Mexcian-American War
Page 2 has a very lengthy report concerning the sinking of the U.S. brig Somers. The Somers was doing blockade duty off the coast of Vera Cruz in the Mexican War when it sunk. The various letters & correspondences take one-third of page 2,plus there is a related article on page 3: "Loss of the Somers--Noble Conduct of her Officers and Seamen..."
The Somers was more well known for being the only U.S. Navy ship to undergo a mutiny (1842) which resulted in executions.
There are also a few reports on the progress of the Mexican War.
Four pages, mild margin wear, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War