U.S. Squadron Before the City of Algiers

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Title

U.S. Squadron Before the City of Algiers

Subject

Second Barbary War

Description

A sketch of Commodore Stephen Decatur's squadron anchored off the coast of the Port of Algiers in preparation to negotiate terms of peace.

After Decatur and his ships defeated several Algerine ships, he essentially blocked the port city of Algiers until Algerine officials sailed out to meet him. Decatur demanded immediate peace and his treaty was signed within days. (CITATION: "Series of Letters to the United States Senate from Commodore Stephen Decatur and Others, 1816")

Creator

N. Jocelin

Source

"The naval temple: containing a complete history of the battles fought by the navy of the United States. From its establishment in 1794, to the present time; including the wars with France, and with Tripoli, the late war with Great Britain, and with Algiers. With elegant engravings, representing battles, &c."

Publisher

Barber Badger

Date

1816

Citation

N. Jocelin, “U.S. Squadron Before the City of Algiers,” HST 325 - U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914 (MSU), accessed August 5, 2020, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/usforeignrelations/items/show/18.