Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant Decatur” in entry tripoli-war-with of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:
...s did not dismay Preble.
On Aug. 3 he opened a heavy cannonade and bombardment from his gunboats, which
alone could get near enough for effective service.
A severe conflict ensued.
Finally, Lieutenant Decatur laid his vessel (the gunboat Number Four) alongside the largest of those of the enemy, and boarded and captured her after a fierce struggle.
After the Americans had sunk or captured six of the T...
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