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The Daily Dispatch: November 22, 1860., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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flourished instead of a sword, was as famous in the English navy as Napoleon's "surtout of grey" in the army of France. Universal attention was attracted to "Charley Napier, " as he was familiarly named, and Lord Palmerston was guided by the popular feeling in Napier's favor in his selection of an acting Commodore in the operatioNapier's favor in his selection of an acting Commodore in the operations on the coast of Syria to compel Ibrahim Pasha, the son of Mahomet Ali, the rebellious Viceroy of Egypt, to evacuate Beirut, Acre, and other places. In this war, England gave the go-by to France, and very closely jeopardized the peace of Europe. The British squadron was under the chief command of Admiral Sir Robert Stopford, but Napier was his commodore and the moving spirit of the expedition. Beirut and the other seaport towns of Syria fell before the English fleet. The crowning exploit was the capture of Acre, wherein Sir Charles (then plain Charley ) led the way with his favorite stick and dog, and was one of the first to enter the breach.--Soon a