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Admiral Nelson loses his arm...



Item # 676965

October 11, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 11, 1797 

* Admiral Horatio Nelson

The front page has: "Louis the XVIth".
A report under "Virginia" on pg. 2 provides nice details about the failed British attack of the Spanish port at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, a part reading: "...One small party of 50 men commanded by Admiral Nelson, and Capt. Bowen landed on the Mole; the first lost his right arm, and immediately returned on board..." It lists the ships engaged in the expedition. 
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's