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  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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Images of John Backus manuscript journal

Contemporary journal kept on board the U.S. privateer Saratoga, 16 November 1812 through 2 March 1813. Includes first person accounts of taking the British brig Rachel on 12 December 1812, the British ship Nelson on 31 January 1813, and a "King's Cutter" after a bloody battle on 9 February 1813. Journal was kept in a ledger book printed by Edmund Blunt. This journal has not been transcribed and is for in Library use only.


Image of Cover of journal kept on board the U.S. privateer Saratoga, 16 November 1812 through 2 March 1813.

Cover of journal kept on board the U.S. privateer Saratoga, 16 November 1812 through 2 March 1813.


Image of Title page of journal kept on board the U.S. privateer Saratoga, 16 November 1812 through 2 March 1813.

Title page of journal kept on board the U.S. privateer Saratoga, 16 November 1812 through 2 March 1813.

Published: Thu Aug 16 14:42:04 EDT 2018