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Log of the United States naval frigate Constitution kept by midshipman Frederic Baury, 28 October 1812 - 12 February 1813

Log of the United States naval frigate Constitution kept by midshipman Frederic Baury, 28 October 1812 - 12 February 1813

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    [ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

    Midshipman Frederic Baury kept the log book of the U.S. frigate Constitution, a.k.a. "Old Ironsides," during the War of 1812. Baury logged weather, winds, position, course, and engagements with enemy ships. This volume (volume 2 of 3) includes his detailed description of a confrontation with the HMS Java on 29-30 December 1812.