Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

The Forgotten Wars of the 19th Century

 

This section houses artwork, lithographs, and other mediums, on the Quasi-War with France (1798-1801), the Barbary Wars (1801-1805), the War of 1812 (1812-1815), and the Mexican American War (1846-1848).

 

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy has artifacts on display within The Forgotten Wars of the 19th Century permanent exhibit in Building 76. 

 

Image:   NH-86692-KN:  Capture of H.M. Ships Cyane and Levant by U.S. frigate Constitution, February 20, 1815.  LIthograph by James Queen after a painting by Thomas Birch, published circa the mid-19th Century by P.S. Duval, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection.