Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Naval Song About The Battle Of Stonington

From Naval,  By William McCarty:

 THE BATTLE OF STONINGTON An attack upon the town and a small fort of two guns on the sea board of Connecticut by the Ramillies seventy four gun ship commanded by Sir Thomas Hardy the Pactolus thirty eight gun ship Despatch brig of twenty two guns and a razee or bomb-ship.--August, 1814.

This link has a nice little video including a part where the poem is being sung.

This source indicated that the author of the above poem is Philip Freneau (with additional stanzas).

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