Fw: Seeking North Americans aboard Victory at Trafalgar 1805
- An interesting note that has been forwarded to me
An ad in the Spring 2005 edition of the New Eng. Historical & Geneal.
Register, placed by the British Embassy in Washington, DC.
"...What is less well known, however, is that at least twenty-four
members of Victory's ship's company at the battle [Trafalgar] were from
North America. Their names are known, and in some instances their home state
or city, but
with one notable exception, beyond that history has swallowed them up. "
[Exception = Midshipman Richard Bulkeley, who has descendants who
served with distinction and high rank in the US Navy. He "was wounded in the
battle and shared the orlop deck with the dying Nelson for a time." ]
"The Naval Attache at the British Embassy is trying to find others who
know of their ancestral links to the battle. Most of the surnames are very
common, so in this first announcement, he will not list them. The Attache is
planning a commemorative event later in the year if some descendants can be
found. If you know you have an ancestor who was at Trafalgar, please
contact: trafalgar200us@... "