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Follow-up to the Battle of Trafalgar...



Item # 650570

January 13, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Jan. 13, 1806 

* Battle of Cape Ortegal - Spain
* Final action of Trafalgar campaign


Page 2 begins with: "British Naval Victory" which details an engagement between four French ships and a British squadron, stating in part: "...The action took place on the 4th of Nov. in the Bay of Biscay; and ended after a severe and obstinate struggle, in the capture of the whole of the French squadron...". It includes a list of French and British vessels and their captains with mention that: "The battle was...a fair fight--equal in numbers, and weight of metal..."
This was a battle involving 4 French ships which failed to engage in the historic Battle of Trafalgar fought just 2 weeks prior.
Four pages, archival repair at the spine, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War