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Lot 82: Thomas Macdonough, Jr. (1783-1825)

Art, Autographs, Old Documents, Books

by East Coast Books

29 October 2016

Wells, ME, USA

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Description: [NAVAL] Original 1833 engraved portrait of Thomas Macdonough, Jr. (1783-1825) an early-19th-century American naval officer noted for his roles in the first Barbary War and the War of 1812. He entered naval life at an early age, receiving a midshipman's commission at the age of sixteen. Serving with Stephen Decatur at Tripoli, he was a member of "Preble's Boys", a select group of U.S. naval officers who served under the command of Commodore Preble during the First Barbary War. Macdonough achieved fame during the War of 1812, commanding the American naval forces that defeated the British navy at the Battle of Lake Champlain, part of the larger Battle of Plattsburgh, which helped lead to an end to that war. The image area itself is approx. 4.5 x 3.5 in. plus margins. A few spots in margin.

Condition Report: spots in margin

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