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British capture the frigate President, after the war ended...



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March 10, 1815

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, March 10, 1815 

* USS President (1800) captured
* HMS Endymion (1797) frigate


Page 2 has a fine & very detailed account of the naval encounter between the U.S. frigate President and the British ship Endymion, the latter capturing the American frigate. The battle took place several weeks after the Treaty of Ghent, but there is no evidence that the combatants were aware that the war had officially ended.
The report is signed in type by Commodore Stephen Decatur, and is followed by the "List of Killed & Wounded on Board the U.S. frigate President"
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: War of 1812