Echoes of the War of 1812
THE brilliant achievements of the American Navy in the War of 1812, both in single ship engagements and in the flotilla fights on Lakes Erie and Champlain, went far towards redeeming the monotonous story of disaster to our arms on shore. The Marine Corps shared nobly the honors won by Perry and MacDonough, Hull and Bainbridge and the other intrepid captains of the Fleet. Hidden in the files of the Navy Department, and in the Headquarters of the Marine Corps, are many unpublished reports of the work done by the Marines in that war.
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