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"Joshua Barney"

Aug 18, 2020

Photograph from the book Commodore Joshua Barney: many interesting facts connected with the life of Commodore Joshua Barney, hero of the United States Navy.
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On August 24, 1813, during the Battle of Bladensburg, Commodore Joshua Barney, along with 360 sailors and 120 Marines, defended Washington—fighting against the British hand-to-hand with cutlasses and pikes.