Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In Search Of The Enemy

[Partial] Scene Of The Naval Operations - Great Lakes

Map and information taken from A history of the United States Navy, from 1775 to 1893; ...:

After equipping their vessels the Americans cruised several days between Erie and the Canadian shore in search of the enemy, but Commander Barclay had put into Malden to await the completion of the 19-gun ship Detroit. On the 9th of August Master-Commandant Jesse D. Elliott arrived at Erie with one hundred men and was assigned to the Niagara, and three days later the American squadron put to sea in a double line of battle.

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