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The American Privateer “General Armstrong”

An American flagged ship is firing canons at British flagged ship as sailors from the boats are trying to board
Description: Lithograph, By Nathaniel Currier, C. 1830, Dimensions Unknown
Accession #: 07-386-A
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This privateer was named for Secretary of War John Armstrong, who had served in the Continental Army and later as a United States Senator.  At the start of the War of 1812, he joined the U.S. Army and was placed in charge of the defenses of the port of New York.

Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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  • NHHC