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NH 2385 "Decatur's Struggle with the Algerines"

Photo #: NH 2385  "Decatur's Struggle with the Algerines"
Description: Line engraving by W. Ridgway after an artwork by F.O. Darley, published during the 19th Century. It depicts the battle on board a Tripolitan gunboat during the U.S. Navy's bombardment of Tripoli, 3 August 1804. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur is in the center, engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Powell Collection. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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