The history of the navy of the United States of America

The history of the navy of the United States of America

by James Fenimore Cooper
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The history of the navy of the United States of America by James Fenimore Cooper

History of the Navy of the United States of America from 1815 to 1860 was originally published in 1866 from manuscripts of J. Fenimore Cooper, and other authentic sources.

The Navy of the United States presents a very different aspect, in 1860, from that which it offered in 1815. Its existence has been trebled as to time and its force increased fifty fold. As respects the navies of this hemisphere, it is supreme; the united marines of all the rest of this continent being unable to contend against it, for an hour.

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BN ID: 2940021737883
Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea
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About the Author

The creator of two genres that became staples of American literature — the sea romance and the frontier adventure — James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was born in New Jersey, raised in the wilderness of New York, and spent five years at sea before embarking on his successful writing career. Among Cooper’s many novels, his best-known books are the five "Leatherstocking" tales — including The Deerslayer and The Last of the Mohicans — each featuring the fictional hero Natty Bumppo.

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1789

Date of Death:

September 14, 1851

Place of Birth:

Burlington, New Jersey

Place of Death:

Cooperstown, New York


Yale University (expelled in 1805)

Table of Contents

Chapter I.
Declaration of war against Algiers
Causes of the war
Com. Decatur sails with his squadron
Captures an Algerine frigate and brig
Treaty with Algiers
Loss of the Epervier
Settles difficulties with Tunis and Tripoli
Squadron of Com. Bainbridge
Com. Shaw left in command
Organization of the Navy Board
Increase and improvement of the Navy
Employment of ships on various stations
Death of Com. Perry
Death of Com. Decatur
Chapter II.
Mexican and South American Revolutions
Paper blockades
Piracies in the West Indies
Vessels ordered there
Captures by Lieutenants Kearney and Ramage
Com. Biddle sent with an increased force
Captures by Lieut. Gregory
Death of Lieut. Allen
Alligator wrecked
Captures by Capt Cassin
Difficulty of suppressing piracies
Com. Porter takes the command
Affair at St. John's
Arrangement of Com Porter's force
Various captures by Captain Cassin, Lieuts Stribling, Newell, Watson, Kearney, Skinner and Paine
Affair at Foxardo and Porter's recall
Com. Warrington supersedes him
Loss of the Ferret
Captures by Lieuts. Sloat and McKeever
Suppression of the system of piracy
Chapter III.
Potomac under Com. Downes ordered to the East Indies
Attack of Malays on the crew of the ship Friendship
Potomac arrives at Quallah Battoo
Landing of the forces and attack upon the town under Lieut. Shubrick
Sharp encounters at the several forts
Malays defeated and punished
Death of Com. Bainbridge
Deaths of several of the older Commodores
Chapter IV.
United States Exploring Expedition
Lieut Wilkes appointed to the command
Sails in August, 1838
Progress to Cape Horn
First Antarctic cruise
Loss of the Sea Gull
Progress to Sydney
Second Antarctic cruise
Perils and escapes
Peacock among the ice
Return to the northward
Extensive explorations among the South Sea islands
Attack upon Sualib
Murder of Lieut Underwood and Midshipman Henry
Severe punishment of the natives
Arrival at the Sandwich Islands
Cruisings among various island groups
Arrival and surveys upon the north-west coast
Cruise of the Peacock
Her wreck at the Columbia river
Return of the vessels across the Pacific
Rendezvous at Singapore
Course homeward
Mutiny on board U. S. brig Somers
Chapter V.
Capture of Moneterey by Com. Jones
Relations of United States and Mexico
Commencement of hostilities
Com Sloat's movements in the Pacific
Com Stockton assumes the command of Pacific squadron
Co-operates with Major Fremont
Enters Los Angelos
Los Angelos retaken by the Mexicans
Com. Stockton forms a junction with Gen. Kearney
Battles of San Gabriel and Mesa
Recapture of Los Angelos
Com Shubrick assumes the command of the squadron
Guaymas, La Paz, and San Jose taken
Capture of Mazatlan
Affair at Muleje and Guavmas
First defence of San Jose by Lieut Heywood
Various movements on the coast
Second siege and defence of San Jose
Garrison relieved by Commander Du Pont
Quiet restored in Lower California
Chapter VI.
Com Conner on the east coast of Mexico
Expedition against Tobasco and Alvarado
Plan of attack on Vera Cruz
Minor towns taken
Loss of the Somers
Landing of the American army
Com Perry relieves Com. Conner
Bombardment of Vera Cruz
Capture of Alvarado, Tuspan and Tobasco, and occupation of Mexican ports
Services of marine corps
Gen. Quitman
Death of Major Twiggs
Chapter VII.
Lieutenant Lynch s expedition to the Dead Sea
The Aretic expeditions of Lieutenant De Haven, Dr. Kano, and Commander Hartsteno
Japan expedition
Difficulties in China
Affair at Smyrna
Darien expedition
North Pacific Surveys
Storming of Canton Barrier Forts
Conflicts with Indians
Paraguay Expedition

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