Friday, January 1, 2016

The First Naval Officer Who Fell

Scrimshaw Art Of The Frigate Constitution At The Smithsonian

"Lieut. William S. Bush, was a native of Wilmington (Delaware.)  His father, Capt. John Bush was a meritorious officer in the revolutionary war, and he was the nephew of the brave Major Lewis Bush, who fell supporting the cause of his country at the battle of Brandywine."

"The brave and amiable lieutenant William Bush, the first naval officer who fell in this war, distinguished himself by intrepidly leading on the boarders when he received the ball which deprived his country of his services." [Source]

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