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Lee, John T. (fl. 1815) View of... the... action between HMS Shannon and USF Chesapeake

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01853 Author/Creator: Lee, John T. (fl. 1815) Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: circa 1815 Pagination: 1 print ; 46 x 57 cm.

Summary of Content: Hand-colored aquatint published by G. Webster. The battle was fought near Boston. (Title is abbreviated here.)


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: War of 1812MaritimeNavyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBattleArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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