Naval History Magazine - October 2014 Volume 28, Number 5

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Cover Story
Two hundred years ago, with the nation’s capital in peril, a handful of stalwarts held the line while all other defenders melted away.

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Open Content

War Visits the Chesapeake
Beginning in 1813, Britain unleashed a campaign of raids in the Chesapeake Bay that escalated to large-scale assaults...
The Navy's Gallant Sentries
Primarily designed for high-speed torpedo attacks against much larger adversaries, PT boats fulfilled a host of vital roles...
The Crucible of Naval Enlightenment
The Naval Lyceum rose to prominence in the 1830s, ushering in an age of intellectual thought and...
On Our Scope

It’s no secret the publishing industry is rapidly evolving. That fact was reinforced last week when I flipped open a magazine I subscribe to...

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Last Stand at Bladensburg
Two hundred years ago, with the nation’s capital in peril, a handful of stalwarts held the line while all other...
'God, Preserve Them!'
From Fort McHenry to Hampstead Hill, Captain George Stiles and the First Marine Artillery of the Union were key...
Defending the Prize of the Chesapeake

Two weeks after the British defeated American forces at Bladensburg, Maryland, and destroyed much of Washington, D.C., the invaders looked toward...

The Pueblo Scapegoat
Although ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship’ has long been a defining U.S. Navy motto, when confronted with an...
Looking Back - The Making of a Best Seller

This fall marks the 30th anniversary of the Naval Institute Press’s first novel, The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. It put the...

In Contact

Continually in Harm’s Way

Captain William Manthorpe, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Armaments and Innovations - The U. S. Navy's Early Machine Guns

When General George Washington retreated from New York in the fall of 1776, young Joseph G. Chambers abandoned his studies at Princeton and...

Naval History News

NHHC Director Retires After Spearheading Changes

On 27 June Captain Henry J. Hendrix, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command...

Historic Aircraft - A Most Versatile Aircraft

The Beech Aircraft Corporation’s commercial Model 18, or “Twin Beech,” may have flown with more U.S. military designations and...

Historic Fleets - 'For the Purpose of Repressing Piracy'

Soon after the U.S. Navy schooner Grampus arrived in St. Thomas Harbor on 9 August 1822, her commander, Lieutenant Commandant Francis H....

Book Reviews

Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

David J. Bettez. University Press of Kentucky,...

Museum Report - Remembering Normandy's Other Invasion

The beaches of Normandy, France, are synonymous with the greatest amphibious invasion in history when Allied armies surged across the English...

Pieces of the Past

Functional Folk Art Department: This beautiful, intricately embroidered seabag has a Bayeux Tapestry–like quality of offering something new...


 
 

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