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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
al expedition was sent to the Mediterranean in 1803, under the command of Com. Edward Preble, whose flagship was the Constitution. The other vessels were the Philaded captured a Moorish corsair off Tangier, holding an American merchant vessel. Preble arrived in August, and, going to Tangier, demanded an explanation of the Empero harbor of Tripoli greatly alarmed the Bey (see Philadelphia, the). For a while Preble blockaded his port; and in July, 1804, he entered the. harbor (whose protection reef afforded further protection. These formidable obstacles did not dismay Preble. On Aug. 3 he opened a heavy cannonade and bombardment from his gunboats, whice Americans in charge of it (see intrepid, the). The stormy season approaching, Preble withdrew from the dangerous Barbary coast, leaving a small force to blockade the harbor of Tripoli. Com. Samuel Barron was sent to relieve Preble, who, with a large squadron, overawed the Moors and kept up the blockade. Meanwhile a movement u
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waldo, Samuel Putnam 1780-1826 (search)
Waldo, Samuel Putnam 1780-1826 Author; born in Connecticut in 1780; applied himself to literature, and published Narrative of a Tour of observation made during the summer of 1817, by James Monroe, President of the United States, with sketch of his life; Memoirs of Gen. Andrew Jackson; Life and character of Stephen Decatur; and Biographical sketches of Com. Nicholas Biddle, Paul Jones, Edward Preble, and Alexander Murray. He died in Hartford, Conn., in March, 1826.
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