Thursday, February 20, 2014
Chauncey At The Clements Library
A brief biography of Commodore Chauncey here.
"Isaac Chauncey was born 20 February 1772 in Black Rock, Fairfield County, Connecticut. A citizen of and appointed from the state of New York."
From the Clements Library:
Creator: Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840
Abstract: This collection holds official letters, letterbooks, and documents of the American naval commander Isaac Chauncey, who served during the Franco-American War, the War of 1812, and both Barbary Wars. The material largely concerns naval administration during Chauncey's command of the American navy in Lake Ontario and naval operations in the Mediterranean during the Second Barbary War.
See the Portrait of Commodore Chauncey and also Perry and Chauncey.