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Birch, Thomas (fl. 1813) U.S. Frigate Constitution... capturing... Frigate Guerriere

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03284 Author/Creator: Birch, Thomas (fl. 1813) Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: 13 August 1813 Pagination: 1 print

Summary of Content: Hand colored engraving


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyNavyMaritimeWar of 1812USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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