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Smith, Lieut. S., in command
of American forces on
Champlain, i., 278, 341;
makes plucky fight when
attacked, i., 342

Smith, Midshipman, i., 226

Smith, Robert, i., 62

Soley, Prof. J. R., Naval
Campaign of 1S12, ii., 278;
compared with other au-
thorities, ii., 279-283



Somers, i., 308, 311, 318. 319,
321, 325. 327. 328; ii., 112,

143 .
Somerville, Capt. P., ii., 68
Sophie, ii., 68
Sorel River, i., 341, 343
South Africa, ii., 54
Southampton, i., 90, 98, 165;

captures Vixen, {., 165
Southcomb, Capt. J., i., 210;

ii.> 164
Spain, " Floating Castles,"

ii., 24
Spaniards driven from Pensa-

cola by Jackson, ii., 214
Spanish countries under the

British influence, i., 200
Spark, ii., 81

Spedders, Lieut. R., ii., 76, 78
Speedy, i., 77, 144
Speedy, Christopher, i., 149
Spice Islands, ii., 161
Spilsbury, Captain, ii., 95
Spitfire, i., 214
Spithead, i., 146
Squaw Island, i., 193
Stackpole, i., 138
Statira, i., 71, 138, 210
Stevens, Sailing-master, i.,

278
Stewart, Capt. C, i., 45, 76, 198,

211; ii., 5-7, 165, 167, 168,

171, 173, 176, 177
Stoddart, Sec. Benj., 1., 59
Stokes, Lieut. T., killed, i.,

314. 3?o. 325
Stone River, ii., 8

Stony Creek, ii., 95
Stuart, Lord, i., 214
Sunda, Straits of, ii., 188
Superb, ii., 3

Superior, ii., 86, 88, 91, 95, 100
Surprise, i., 261; ii., 115
Surveyor, i., 239, 240
Swallow, {., 131
Swartout, Midshipman, i.,
325



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Index



Sybil, i., 1 20

Sydney Smith, i., 272, 274,

'285, 306; ii., 88
Sylph, {., 286, 295, 296, 298,

299, 302; ii., 86, 88, 91, 98
S)ren, i., 48; ii., 54, 82;

captured by the Medway,

ii-. 54

larbell. Captain, i., 243

Tartarus, ii., 58

Tatnall, Lieutenant, life by

C. C. Jones, Jr., i., 197, 246,

ii., 77", 203, 204
Taylor, Capt. J., i., 203
Taylor, General, i., 151, 152
Taylor, Master, i., 325
Tenedos,!., g8; ii., 8, 55, 145-

147. 149
Tennessee Volunteers, u.,

221-223, 259
Terror, ii., 46
Thalia, i., 95

Thames, battle of, ii., 213
Thompson, Midshipman, i.,

279
Thorn, 1., 144
Thomborough, Admiral, i.,

Thornton, Colonel, n., 247,

249, 250
Ticonderoga, ii., 1 14, 117,118,

122, 130, 132-134, 140,

142
Tigress, 1., 308, 311, 315, 318,

321, 327, 328; ii., 64, 109,

no, 143

Tom Bowline, ii., 81, 145,
178, 184

Tom Cringle's Log, i., 26

Tonnage of vessels in 1812,
how estimated, ii., 262-
268; general uncertainty
and difference between
British and American
methods, ii., 263-267

Tonnant, ii., 77, 216



Torch, ii., 81
Torpedo, ii., 193
Toulouse, battle of, ii., 235
Town send, Captain Lord

James, i., loi
Towsen, Capt. N., i., 191, 192
Trafalgar, i., 28, 29, 41
Trant, Sailing-inaster, i., 188,

278
Travis, W. S., i., 239
Treaty of peace signed Dec-

cember 24, 18 14, ratified

February 15, 181 5, ii., 144
Trippe, i., 308, 311,312,315,

318, 321,323-325, 327, 328
Tristan d'Acunha, ii., 178
Tromp, i., 336, 340
Troude, O., Batailles Na-

vales, i., 120, 121, 144, 237,

238, 294; ii., 171, 207
Truxton, i., 34
Tucker, Capt. T. T., ii., 10, 21
Tumbez, i., 200
Turner, Lieut. D., i., 318,

323; ii., no
Twin, Sergeant, i., 226
Tybee Bar, ii., 191
Tyler, Admiral, ii., 54, 179

Ulrick, Sailing-master, ii., 76,

United States, 1., 40, 52, 67,
68, 70, 82, 87, 88, 90, 117,
121, 131, 134, 13s. 136,
138, 141, 160, 161, 169,
215, 221, 249, 255, 257;
ii., 142, 155, 186, 202; en-
gagement with Alacedo-
nian,{., 133, 134; the latter
strikes in i| hours, i., 135;
American loss slight, i.,
135; comparative force
and loss, i., 138; struck by
lightning, i., 216

United States, high commer-
cial importance, i., 5;
greatest injury received



Index



329



United States — Continued
from Great Britain, i., 6;
principle contended for
now universally accepted,
i., 7; passes embargo act
in retaliation tor the Orders
in Council, i., 8; declares
war June, 1812, i., 8; badly
worsted at first, i., 10;
weakness of American
navy, i., 29; policy of gov-
ernment supported, i., 197;
in 1815, ii., 211

Upton, Captain, ii., 7

Valparaiso, i., 200; ii., 10, 13,
, 28, 33 . .

Vashon, Captam, 1., 90
Vaughan, Sailing-master, ii.,

97

Vengemtce, 1., 34

Verde, Cape de, i., 198; ii.,63

Vermont, i., 170

Vessels mentioned (see also
in proper alphabetical
place): Abeille, Acasta,
Achille, Adams, Adonis,
Molus, .'Etna, Africa,
Alacrity, Albion, Alert,
Alexandria, Alfred, Allen,
Alligator, Arab, Argo, Ar-
gus, Ariel, Armada, Ar-
mide. Asp, Astrea, Ata-
lanta. Atlas, Avon, Ayl-
win, Ballahou, Ballard, Ba-
rossa, Belvidera, Beresford,
Black Snake, Boston, Boxer,
Bonne Citoyenne, Brant,
Burrows, Caledonia, Car-
nation, Carolina, Carron,
Castilian, Centipede, Cha-
meleon, Charwell, Chasseur,
Cherub, Chesapeake, Chip-
peway, Childers, Chubb,
Cleopatra, Clyde, Columbia,
Comus, Confiance, Congress,
Conquest, Constellation,



Constitution, Contest, Corn-
wallis. Curlew, Cyane, Cy-
prus, Dart, Decatur, De-
troit, Devastation, Diadem,
Dictator, Dolphin, Domin-
ica, Dover, Dragon, Druni-
mond. Eagle, Earl of Moira,
Egypticnne, Endymion, Ep-
ervier, Erebus, Erie, Espie-
gle, Essex, Essex Junior,
Eurotas, Euryalus, Eury-
dice. Fair American, Fairy,
Finch, Firefly, Flambeau,
Florida, Fortune of War,
Franklin, Frolic, Fulton,
Galatea, General Arm-
strong, General Pike,
Gladiator, Gloucester , Gov-
ernor Tompkins, Growler,
Guerriere, Hamilton, Ha-
vannah, Hebrus, Hermes,
Highflyer, Hague, Hornet,
Hunter, Icarus, Indefatiga-
ble, Independence, Jasseur,
Java, Jefferson, John
Adams, Jones, Julia,
Junon, Lady Gore, Lady
Murray, Lady of the Lake,
Lady Prevost, Landrail,
Laurestinus , Laivrence, Le-
ander. Leopard, Levant,
Linnet, Little Belt, Loire,
Lottery, Louisiana, Ludlow,
Lynx, Macedonian, Mad-
ison, Magnet, Maidstone,
Majestic, Mars, Martin,
Mary, Medway, Meduse,
Melville, Menelaus, Merri-
mac. Meteor, Minerva, Mo-
hawk, Moira, Montagu,
Montgomery, Montreal,
Nancy, Narcissus, Nauti-
lus, Nereide, Netly, Nettle,
Neufchdtel, New Castle,
New York, Niagara, Noc-
ton. Nonsuch, Norwich,
Nymphe, Ohio, Oneida, On-



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Index



Vessels — Cm 1 1 iHued

tario, Onyx, Orpheus, Pa-
li >mre, Pasley, Peacock, Pel-
ican, Penguin, Perry, Pert,
Philadelpliia, Phabe, Phar-
nix, Picton, Pique, Plan-
iagenet, Poictiers, Pomone,
Porcupine, Preble, Presi-
dent, Primrose, Princess
Charlotte, Prince.de Neuf-
chdtel. Prince Regent, Pro-
metheus, Prosperous, Psy-
che, Queen Charlotte, Racer,
Rainbow, Ramillies , Rattle-
snake, Reindeer, Resolu-
tion, Rifleman, Rota, Royal
George, St. Lawrence, San
Domingo, San Florenzo,
Saranac ,Saratoga,Scorpion,
Scourge, Sea-horse, Seneca,
Seringapatam , Severn,
Shannon, Shelburne , Simco,
Somers, Sophie, Southamp-
ton, Spark, Speedy, Spit-
fire, Star, Staiira, Superb,
Superior, Surprise, Sur-
veyor, Swallow, Sybil, Syd-
ney Smith, Sylph, Syren,
Tartarus, Tenedos, Terror,
Thalia, Thorn, Ticonde-
roga. Tigress, Tom Bowline,
Tonnant, Torpedo, Torch,
Trippe, United States,
Viper, Vixen, Volcano,
Wasliington, Wasp, Wil-
liams, Wilmer, Wolfe,
Woodbridge, Young Wasp

Vestale, i., 73

Victory, i., 40

Villeneuve, M., i., 294

Vincent, General, i., 280, 281

Viper, i., 48, 210, 267; ii.,
115; captured by Narcis-
sus, i., 210

Virgin, i., 144

Virginia, success of British
campaign in, ii., 214, 254



Vixen, i., 48, 165, 168; cap*
tured by Southampton, 1.,

165
Volcano, ii., 46

Wadsworth, Colonel, ii., 43
Wadsworth, Lieutenant, ii.,

Wales, Captain, ii., 36, 37

War department, imbecility
of its administration, ii.,
213

War of 1812: on land, disas-
trous for U. S., ii., 211 ; its
dual aspect, ii., 213; what
British triumph would
have meant, ii., 214

Ward's Manual of Naval
Tactics, i., 183, 318; ii.,
119, 203

Wareham, ii., 3

Warren, Adm. Sir. J., i., 196,

295
Warrington, Capt. L., ii., 35,

38, 40, 108, 145, 178, 189,

190, 203; his attack on

the Nautilus needless

cruelty, ii., 28, 29; acted

without proper humanity,

ii., 190

Washington, ii., 193

Washington, burning of pub-
lic buildings, i., 11; ii., 45;
British advance on,ii.,43-

45

Washington, Fort, li., 44; at-
tacked by Gordon, and
abandoned, ii., 45

Wasp, {., 17, 43, 47, 49, 50,
54, 66, 82, 84, 89, 123-130,
168, 169, 203, 216, 220,

255. 256, 334; ii-. 34. 47-
52, 55-62, 80, 85, 142, 179,
200-202; engagement with
Frolic, i., 124; captures
her after fight of 43 min-
utes, i., 126; comparative



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Wasp — Continued

force and loss, i., 127; dia-
gram of action, i., 128;
enormous disparity in
damage suffered by each
vessel, i., 130; fine crew
and daring commander,
ii., 47; burns and scuttles
many ships in English
Channel, ii., 48; engage-
ment with and capture of
Reindeer, ii., 48-52; de-
structive cannonade, ii.,
49; diagram of action and
comparative force and loss,
ii.,52; chases and captures
Avon, after furious engage-
ment, ii., 57, 58; Avon
sinks, ii., 59; captures .4/a-
lanta, ii., 60; shortly after
never heard of again, ii.,
61; comments on vessel,
crew, and their actions, ii.,
61, 62

Waters, Midshipman K., i.,
263

Watson, Lieutenant, 1., 250,

Watt, Lieutenant, 1., 226
Watts, Sailing - master, i.,

192
Webb's Peninsula; JSIcClel-

lan's Campaign of 1S62, i.,

231
VVellington,"the Iron Duke,"

ii., 152,' 216; his defeat of

Napoleon's marshals, ii.,

235
\Vells, Lieut. H., i., 185
Welsh, T., Jr., ii., 167
Western frontier fighting, ii.,

West Indies, i., 199; ii., 3
Westphal, Lieut. P., i., 248
Whaling trade of British in

South Pacific broken up by

Porter, i., 42, 200



Whinyates, Capt. T., i., 123,

125—127, 130
Wilkinson, General, expedi-
tion of, to Canada, i., 285
William, i., 146
Williams, Lieut. A. O., ii., 70
Wilmer, ii., 115
Wilmer, Lieutenant, knocked

overboard and drowned,

ii., 20
Wintle, Lieutenant, i., 126
Wolfe, {., 272, 274, 283, 288,

298-301, 304, 306, 307; ii.,

88
Wood, Lieut. P. V., i., 157
Woodbridge, ii., 63
Woolsey, Lieutenant, i., 172,

184, 188, 277 ; ii., 95, 96
Worsley, Lieutenant, ii., no
Worth, Lieutenant F. A., ii., 70
Wragg, Midshipman, i., 194
Wright, Lieut. F. W., i., 205,

209



Yamall, Lieutenant, i., 312;
badly wounded, i., 322, 325

Yeo, Commod. Sir J. L., com-
mander of British squad-
ron on Lake Ontario, i., 98,
165, 177, 284-290; ii., 98
100; attacks Sackett's
HarborwithPrevost,andis
repulsed, i., 270, 274, 283-
285, 287-289; superiority
of his vessels, i. , 2 7 5 ; action
withChauncy, i., 291 ; cap-
tures two schooners, i.,
291-292; his victory nei-
ther decisive nor brilliant,
i., 293, 294; gets the worst
of action near Genesee
River, i., 295; his force not
tised to best advantage, i.,
297-303; blockaded in
Kingston, i., 304, 305 ; crit-
icised and compared with



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Index



Yeo — Continued

Chauncy , i. , 306 ; his squad-
ron in 1814, ii., 89, 90;
takes Oswego, ii., 92-93,
and blockades Sackett's
Harbor, ii., 94; raises
blockade, ii., 97; declines
to fight against odds, ii.,
98; cautiousness amount-
ing to timidity, ii., 102; as



good as his opponent, ii.,

108, 127
Yeocomico Creek, i., 247
Yonge, C. D., History of tJie

British Navy, not good, i.,

293; ii., 121
York (now Toronto) , i., 270,

277, 278, 280, 284, 297,

305, 307; ii., 198
Young Wasp, ii., 179



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Online LibraryTheodore RooseveltThe naval war of 1812; or, The history of the United States navy during the last war with Great Britain, to which is appended an account of the battle of New Orleans; → online text (page 42 of 42)