Articles from December, 2012

The Horse Marine

December 30, 2012

Though Neptune’s Trident is laid by From North to South our coasters ply; No sails, or rudders need these ships, Which freemen drive with–waggon-whips. — New York Herald, October 2,1813 As the English blockade of the United States’ Eastern coast …

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News of the US: Week Four of December 1812

The University of Texas has recently added to its Digital Repository, one 1893 issue of the Cherokee Telephone, of Tahlequah, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. December 22:  From Chillicothe — “A very handsome company of U. S. volunteers, amounting to upwards of …

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News of the US: Week Three of December 1812

December 15:  From the London Star — “The hopes which the Americans have built upon their navy, in a contest with Great Britain, must be destroyed ere we can hope for a permanent peace–they must, in fact, be beat into  …

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For the Clarion of December 15

December 15, 2012

For the Nashville Clarion of December 15, 1812–Preface Reprinted by the Wilmington American Watchman, January 13, 1813 I think most of the following is self-explanatory. “Thursday the 10th instant, was the day fixed upon for the rendezvous of the Volunteers.  …

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News of the US: Week Two of December 1812

December 8:  From Washington — “Last evening there was a Grand Ball given in honour of the Naval officers, at which all the fashionable world were present.  In the midst of the gaiety, young Hamilton, a midshipman o the frigate …

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