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MILITARY HISTORY, 1811-1815

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Battle of Trippeceanoe

Battle of Trippeceanoe. Lithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1889.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01891 (digital file from original print)

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty hours, July 17, 1812

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty hours, July 17, 1812. Engraving by W. Hoogland, 1885, after M. Corne.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-121

...U. S. frigate Constitution... capturing His Britannic Majesty's frigate Guerrierre...

...U. S. frigate Constitution... capturing His Britannic Majesty's frigate Guerrierre ... Engraving by C. Tiebout, 1813, after T. Birch.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-118

The capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution

The capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution. Lithograph by Sarony & Major, 1846.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5216

Capture of the H. B. M. frigate Macedonian... by the U. S. frigate United States

Capture of the H.B.M. frigate Macedonian... by the U.S. frigate United States. Engraving by B. Tanner after T. Birch.
Reproduction number:LC-DIG-pga-02821 (digital file from original print)

Le combat naval. (Constitution and Java)

Le combat naval. (Constitution and Java). Aquatint by Coquerel after Garneray.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1175

The capture of H.B.M. frigate Java; by the U.S. frigate Constitution

The capture of H.B.M. frigate Java; by the U.S. frigate Constitution. Lithograph by Sarony & Major, 1846.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5215

A view of Winchester
in North America dedicated to Mr. President Madison!

A view of Winchester in North America dedicated to Mr. President Madison! (Cartoon). Engraving published by S. Knight, 1813.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1555

... His Majesty's ship Shannon...waiting the close approach of the America frigate Chesepeak

... His Majesty's ship Shannon... waiting the close approach of the America frigate Chesepeak. Aquatint, 1813 after Robert Dodd.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-6294 (color film copy transparency)

The boarding of the American frigate Chesepeak by the officers & men of His Majesty's ship Shannon

The boarding of the American frigate Chesepeak by the officers & men of His Majesty's ship Shannon. Aquatint, 1813, after Robert Dodd.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-434

British valour and Yankee boasting  of Shannon versus Chesapeake. (Cartoon)

British valour and Yankee boasting of Shannon versus Chesapeake. (Cartoon). Etching by G. Cruikshank, 1813.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-5918 (color film copy transparency)

A boxing match, or another bloody nose for John Bull. (Cartoon in the Boxer & the Enterprise)

A boxing match, or another bloody nose for John Bull. (Cartoon in the Boxer & the Enterprise). Etching by W. Charles. Sept.4, 1813
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-10754 (digital file from original)

Battle of the Thomas, 5th Oct. 1813

Battle of the Thomas, 5th Oct. 1813. Lithograph by John Dorival, 1833.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-03613 (digital file from original print)

Death of Tecumseh. Battle of the Thomas, Oct. 5th, 1813

Death of Tecumseh. Battle of the Thomas, Oct. 5th, 1813. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1847, after J. L. McGee.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8

Battle of Lake Erie

Battle of Lake Erie. Photograph of painting by William H. Powell in U.S. Capitol.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2821

Battle of Lake Erie

Battle of Lake Erie. Engraving by Johnson & Miles, 1877, after W. H. Powell.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3483

Perry's victory on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813

Perry's victory on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. Etching by B. Tanner, 1814, after J. J. Barralet.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-03353 (digital file from original print)

Perry's victory on Lake Erie   fought Sept. 10th, 1813

Perry's victory on Lake Erie fought Sept. 10th, 1813. Lithograph by N. Currier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2913 (color film copy slide)

The battle of Lake Erie, Commodore O. H. Perry's victory gained, September 10th, 1813

The battle of Lake Erie, Commodore O. H. Perry's victory gained, September 10th, 1813. Lithograph by J. H. Bufford, 1878.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02289 (digital file from original print)

Macdonough's victory on Lake  Champlain, and defeat of the British army at Plattsburg by Genl. Macomb,  Sept. 11th 1814

Macdonough's victory on Lake Champlain, and defeat of the British army at Plattsburg by Genl. Macomb, Sept. 11th 1814. Engraving by B. Tanner, 1816, after H. Reinagle.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02823 (digital file from original print)

M'Donough's victy. on Lake Champlain

M'Donough's victy. on Lake Champlain. Lithograph by N. Currier., 1846.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2353

Thomas MacDonough, U.S.N. (Three-quarter length)

Thomas MacDonough, U.S.N. (Three-quarter length). Engraving by J. B. Forrest in James Herring & James B. Longacre, The national portrait gallery of distinguished Americans, 1834 after J. W. Jarvis.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-313

Commodore Joshua Barney. (Bust)

Commodore Joshua Barney. (Bust) Photograph of painting by Charles W. Peale.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-395

Capture of the city of Washington

Capture of the city of Washington. Engraving in Paul de Rapin-Thoyras, The History of England, 1806.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5314

The taking of the city of Washington in America

The taking of the city of Washington in America. Wood engraving published by G. Thompson, 1814.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-4555 (color film copy transparency)

The fall of Washington - or Maddy in full flight. (Cartoon)

The fall of Washington - or Maddy in full flight. (Cartoon). Etching, 1814.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-3115 (color film copy transparency)

A view of the bombardment of Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, by the British fleet ... the 13th of Sept. 1814

A view of the bombardment of Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, by the British fleet ... the 13th of Sept. 1814. Aquatint by J. Bower.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-61

The American privateer "General Armstrong" ... In the harbor of Fayol (Azores) Oct. 26th, 1814                            repulsing the attack of the 14 boats ... from the British ships "Plantagenet", "Rota" and "Carnation" ...

The American privateer "General Armstrong" ... In the harbor of Fayol (Azores) Oct. 26th, 1814 repulsing the attack of the 14 boats ... from the British ships "Plantagenet", "Rota" and "Carnation" ... Lithograph by N. Currier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-1904 (color film copy slide)

The Hartford Convention or leap no leap. (Cartoon)

The Hartford Convention or leap no leap. (Cartoon). Etching by William Charles.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-10755 (digital file from original)

Peace of Ghent 1814 and triumph  of America. (A symbolic representation)

Peace of Ghent 1814 and triumph of America. (A symbolic representation). Engraving by Chataigner after Mme. Plantou.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3686

Defeat of the British army ... under the command of Sir Edward Packenham ... by Major General Andrew Jackson. January 8th, 1815

Defeat of the British army .. under the command of Sir Edward Packenham ... by Major General Andrew Jackson. January 8th, 1815. Aquatint. by P. L. Debucourt after H. Laclotte, ass't engineer in the Louisiana army the year 1815.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01011 (digital file from original print)

Battle of New Orleans and death of Major General Packenham on the 8th of January 1815

Battle of New Orleans and death of Major General Packenham on the 8th of January 1815. Engraving by J. Yeager, 1817, after West.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-62

A correct view of the battle near the city of New Orleans, on the eighth of January 1815, under the command                                  of Genl. Andrew Jackson

A correct view of the battle near the city of New Orleans, on the eighth of January 1815, under the command of Genl. Andrew Jackson. Engraving by Francisco Scacki.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5571

Battle of New Orleans and defeat of the British under the command of Sir Edward Packenham by Genl. Andrew   Jackson 8th Jan. 1815

Battle of New Orleans and defeat of the British under the command of Sir Edward Packenham by Genl. Andrew Jackson 8th Jan. 1815. Aquatint by J. W. Steel after S. Seymour.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2341

The battle of New Orleans, fought Jan. 8th, 1814

The battle of New Orleans, fought Jan. 8th, 1814. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1842.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-1082 (color film copy transparency)

The battle of New Orleans

The battle of New Orleans. Engraving by T. Phillibrown, 1858, after D. M. Carter.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7809

U.S.S. Constitution towing the ...                                 Cyane captured February 28, 1815

U.S.S. Constitution towing the ... Cyane captured February 28, 1815. Lithograph published by Max Williams after Edward Mueller.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-03057 (digital file from original print)

 

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