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Collection Reference Number GLC00496.009
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title Extracts from Commodore William Bainbridge's Journal
Date 29 December 1812
Author Bainbridge, William (1774-1833)  
Document Type Diary; Military document
Content Description Transcribed journal entry written aboard the USS Constitution (later transcribed, not in Bainbridge's hand) recounting the ship's battle with HMS Java off the coast of Brazil. The account is recorded as the fighting occurs. Includes a casualty and injury count as well as the names of British officers taken aboard.
Subjects USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)  Navy  Maritime  Military History  War of 1812  Battle  Global History and Civics  Prisoner of War  Death  
People Bainbridge, William (1774-1833)  
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859