Dewey and Other Naval Commanders
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Dewey and Other Naval Commanders

By Edward Sylvester Ellis
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  • DEWEY
  • AND OTHER
  • NAVAL COMMANDERS.
    • BY
    • EDWARD S. ELLIS, A.M.,
      • Author of "A History of the World," " The People's Standard History of the United States," "A History of the State of New York," "Deerfoot Series," "Log Cabin Series," Etc.
      • NEW YORK
    • Author of "A History of the World," " The People's Standard History of the United States," "A History of the State of New York," "Deerfoot Series," "Log Cabin Series," Etc.
    • NEW YORK
    • HURST & COMPANY
      • PUBLISHERS
        • Copyright, 1899,
        • BY
        • JOHN HOVENDON.
      • Copyright, 1899,
      • BY
      • JOHN HOVENDON.
      • CONTENTS.
    • PUBLISHERS
      • Copyright, 1899,
      • BY
      • JOHN HOVENDON.
    • Copyright, 1899,
    • BY
    • JOHN HOVENDON.
    • CONTENTS.
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE BIRTH AND BOYHOOD OF GEORGE DEWEY.
    • THE BIRTH AND BOYHOOD OF GEORGE DEWEY.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • DEWEY IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION.
    • DEWEY IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • DEWEY IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN.
    • DEWEY IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN.
    • THE REVOLUTIONARY BATTLES
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • Birth of the American Navy—The Privateers—Capture of New Providence, in the Bahamas—Paul Jones—A Clever Exploit—A Skilful Escape—Fine Seamanship—An Audacious Scheme.
    • Birth of the American Navy—The Privateers—Capture of New Providence, in the Bahamas—Paul Jones—A Clever Exploit—A Skilful Escape—Fine Seamanship—An Audacious Scheme.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • A Daring Attempt by Captain Paul Jones—Why It Failed—A Bold Scheme—Why It Did Not Succeed—The Fight Between the Ranger and Drake.
    • A Daring Attempt by Captain Paul Jones—Why It Failed—A Bold Scheme—Why It Did Not Succeed—The Fight Between the Ranger and Drake.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • One of the Most Memorable Sea Fights Ever Known—The Wonderful Exploit of Captain Paul Jones.
    • One of the Most Memorable Sea Fights Ever Known—The Wonderful Exploit of Captain Paul Jones.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • Our Naval War with France—The Tribute Paid to the Barbary States by Christian Nations—War Declared Against the United States by Tripoli—Bainbridge, Decatur, Stewart, Dale and Preble.
    • Our Naval War with France—The Tribute Paid to the Barbary States by Christian Nations—War Declared Against the United States by Tripoli—Bainbridge, Decatur, Stewart, Dale and Preble.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • The First Serious Engagement—Loss of the Philadelphia—The Scheme of Captain Bainbridge—Exploit of Lieutenant Decatur.
    • The First Serious Engagement—Loss of the Philadelphia—The Scheme of Captain Bainbridge—Exploit of Lieutenant Decatur.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • Bombardment of Tripoli—Treacherous Act of a Turkish Captain—A Quick Retribution at the Hands of Captain Decatur.
    • Bombardment of Tripoli—Treacherous Act of a Turkish Captain—A Quick Retribution at the Hands of Captain Decatur.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • The Bomb Ketch—A Terrible Missile—Frightful Catastrophe—Diplomacy in Place of War—Peace.
    • The Bomb Ketch—A Terrible Missile—Frightful Catastrophe—Diplomacy in Place of War—Peace.
    • THE WAR OF 1812.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • Cause of the War of 1812—Discreditable Work of the Land Forces—Brilliant Record of the Navy—The Constitution—Captain Isaac Hull—Battle Between the Constitution and Guerriere—Winning a Wager.
    • Cause of the War of 1812—Discreditable Work of the Land Forces—Brilliant Record of the Navy—The Constitution—Captain Isaac Hull—Battle Between the Constitution and Guerriere—Winning a Wager.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • Jacob Jones—The Wasp and the Frolic—James Biddle—The Hornet and the Penguin—A Narrow Escape.
    • Jacob Jones—The Wasp and the Frolic—James Biddle—The Hornet and the Penguin—A Narrow Escape.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • Captains Carden and Decatur—Cruise of the Macedonian—Battle with the Frigate United States—Decatur's Chivalry.
    • Captains Carden and Decatur—Cruise of the Macedonian—Battle with the Frigate United States—Decatur's Chivalry.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • Occasional American Defeats as Well as Victories—Captain Decatur's Misfortune—The Chesapeake and Shannon.
    • Occasional American Defeats as Well as Victories—Captain Decatur's Misfortune—The Chesapeake and Shannon.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • David Porter—A Clever Feat—Numerous Captures by the Essex—Her Remarkable Cruise in the Pacific—Her Final Capture.
    • David Porter—A Clever Feat—Numerous Captures by the Essex—Her Remarkable Cruise in the Pacific—Her Final Capture.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • Oliver Hazard Perry—Prompt and Effective Work—"We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours"—Death of Perry.
    • Oliver Hazard Perry—Prompt and Effective Work—"We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours"—Death of Perry.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • A Hero of the Olden Days—Cruise of the Constitution—Her Capture of the Cyane and Levant—Reminiscences of Admiral Stewart—His Last Days.
    • A Hero of the Olden Days—Cruise of the Constitution—Her Capture of the Cyane and Levant—Reminiscences of Admiral Stewart—His Last Days.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • Captures Made After the Signing of the Treaty of Peace—The Privateers—Exploit of the General Armstrong—Its Far-Reaching Result.
        • Afterward President of the United States
      • Afterward President of the United States
    • Captures Made After the Signing of the Treaty of Peace—The Privateers—Exploit of the General Armstrong—Its Far-Reaching Result.
      • Afterward President of the United States
    • Afterward President of the United States
    • LESSER WARS
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • Resentment of the Barbary States—The War with Algiers—Captain Decatur's Vigorous Course—His Astonishing Success as a Diplomat.
    • Resentment of the Barbary States—The War with Algiers—Captain Decatur's Vigorous Course—His Astonishing Success as a Diplomat.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • Piracy in the West Indies—Its Cause—Means by Which It Was Wiped Out—Piracy in the Mediterranean.
    • Piracy in the West Indies—Its Cause—Means by Which It Was Wiped Out—Piracy in the Mediterranean.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • The Qualla Battoo Incident.
    • The Qualla Battoo Incident.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • Wilkes's Exploring Expedition.
    • Wilkes's Exploring Expedition.
    • THE WAR FOR THE UNION
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • A New Era for the United States Navy—Opening of the Great Civil War—John Lorimer Worden—Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac—Death of Worden.
    • A New Era for the United States Navy—Opening of the Great Civil War—John Lorimer Worden—Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac—Death of Worden.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • Two Worthy Sons—William D. Porter—The Career of Admiral David Dixon Porter.
    • Two Worthy Sons—William D. Porter—The Career of Admiral David Dixon Porter.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • Charles Stuart Boggs—His Coolness in the Presence of Danger—His Desperate Fight Below New Orleans—His Subsequent Services.
    • Charles Stuart Boggs—His Coolness in the Presence of Danger—His Desperate Fight Below New Orleans—His Subsequent Services.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • John Ancrum Winslow—His Early Life and Training—The Famous Battle Between the Kearsarge and Alabama.
    • John Ancrum Winslow—His Early Life and Training—The Famous Battle Between the Kearsarge and Alabama.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • An Unexpected Preacher—Andrew Hull Foote—His Character and Early Career—His Brilliant Services in the War for the Union.
    • An Unexpected Preacher—Andrew Hull Foote—His Character and Early Career—His Brilliant Services in the War for the Union.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • A Man Devoid of Fear—William Barker Cushing—Some of His Exploits—The Blowing Up of the Albemarle—His Sad Death.
    • A Man Devoid of Fear—William Barker Cushing—Some of His Exploits—The Blowing Up of the Albemarle—His Sad Death.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • The Greatest of Naval Heroes—David Glasgow Farragut.
    • The Greatest of Naval Heroes—David Glasgow Farragut.
    • THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • The Movement Against Cuba—The Destruction of Cervera's Fleet—Admiral Sampson—Admiral Schley—"Fighting Bob" Evans—Commodore John C. Watson—Commodore John W. Philip—Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright.
    • The Movement Against Cuba—The Destruction of Cervera's Fleet—Admiral Sampson—Admiral Schley—"Fighting Bob" Evans—Commodore John C. Watson—Commodore John W. Philip—Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright.
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