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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