Re: The Glorious First of June
- Ah yes William James' accounts. Fun to read...dangerous to take at face
value. Good old Rough Rider Teddy puts James in his place with basic facts.
Got to love the text of the cigarette card on the previous link
"In the American War of 1812, this country was much disheartened by the loss
of several small men-of-war to the powerful American frigates."
I guess Guerriere, Java and Macedonian were small "men-of-war". We all
know they were not of the same class as the US 44's but RN 38's had beaten
many french 44's in previuos years and only lost once if I recall correctly.
- And to the memory of Captain Lawrence of the
Chesapeake who gave the battle cry of "Don't give up
the ship" to his crew as they valiantly fought to save
--- Camp Chief <sbfg.cc@...> wrote:
> And perhaps to Captain Philip Broke and the__________________________________________________
> Shannon's who engaged and
> captured the Chesapeake on this day in 1813.
> David Randle
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> Of Paul Schaef
> Sent: June 1, 2005 10:24 AM
> To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [WarOf1812] The Glorious First of June
> I propose a toast, and will raise a glass, to Lord
> On his victory on the Ist of June
> Paul Schaef
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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