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Collection Reference Number GLC06956
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title Naval Victory obtained by the American Frigate Constitution... [song or poem]
Date ca. 1812
Document Type Miscellany
Content Description A song or poem commemorating the victory of the U.S.S. Constitution (under Isaac Hull) over the H.M.S. Guerriere on 19 August 1812. Addressed to "Ye tars of Columbia." Although no musical notes are indicated, a refrain "With his doo ra la doo" suggests it was sung to a popular tune. Red mould and water damage have affected the paper.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Battle  USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)  Navy  Poetry  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859