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Stephen Decatur
Editor's note: Some more true adventures of and by Lt. Scurvy Bastard, USN. The sequel and conclusion to the recently discovered 19th century Barbary War memoir the first part of which was published here on March 22. WHEN we fetched back to Sicily the morning of 19 February 1804, three days after torching the frigate...
Editor's note: Recent developments in Libya and the ongoing piracy crisis in Somalia have sparked a revival of historical interest in the early 19th century U.S. war against the Barbary pirates. What follows is a recently discovered eyewitness account of certain celebrated events that took place in 1803-04. AYE, Scurvy's me name. Lieutenant Scurvy Bastard,...

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