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PRIDE II, 1812 Privateers and New York Harbor Fortifications

New York played a contributive role in the “privateering” war the Americans practiced for the War of 1812. The British Royal Navy embargo (blockade) of the American East Coast was particularly focused and problematic off the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. As a result, those Chesapeake Bay privateers who were successful at getting out of the Bay and past the…

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