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Fw: Seeking North Americans aboard Victory at Trafalgar 1805

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  • lalozon
    An interesting note that has been forwarded to me ____________________________________ An ad in the Spring 2005 edition of the New Eng. Historical & Geneal.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2005
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      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@... "
      ________

      Without comment,

      Yrs.,

      L2
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