By Edgar Stanton Maclay
;A background of the USA military from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:Edgar Stanton Maclay Название: A historical past of the U.S. army from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 Издательство: manhattan : D. Appleton Год: 1906 Формат: PDF Размер: 69.2 mb The background of the USA military divides into significant sessions: the "Old Navy", a small yet revered strength of boating ships that used to be additionally outstanding for innovation within the use of ironclads throughout the American Civil warfare, and the "New Navy", the results of a modernization attempt that started within the Eighteen Eighties and finally made the U.S. army the main robust on the planet. TurboBit DepositFiles zero
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Engaged Much of the work was done in open boats, so that the men were not only exposed to the enemy s bullets but service in to the fierce rays of the sun, while the cruisers were continually in danger of hurricanes and wreck on the treacherous shoals. From the proximity to swamps and sickly localities, fever and malaria were not the least dangerous of their foes. The connivance of the local enabled many pirates to escape when chased to shore, and it was only with considerable di plomacy that Captain Biddle secured permission to land and pursue them into their haunts.
The Palmira was one of the many vessels sailing with a privateer s commission that had resorted to piracy as the shortest road to wealth. On the 28th and 30th of September the Peacock, Master-Commandant Stephen Cassin, captured five piratical craft. This success was followed, November 8th, by a While spirited attack on three piratical schooners. lying in the harbor of Matanzas, Lieutenant Allen, who had distinguished himself in the Argus-Pelican fight, in 1813, heard that three schooners flying the black flag and manned by about three hundred men were forty-five miles up the coast, with five merchantmen in Promptly getting under way, Lieu tenant Allen came upon the buccaneers on the following day, and as the shoal water prevented the Alligator from closing on them the boats were ordered out.
McKeever entered 41 an arrangement for the on condition that he should command the party.