HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

People/Characters: James Barron, American naval officer

People/Characters by cover

1–2 of 2 ( show all )
 
 

Works (2)

TitlesOrder
Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812 by Colonel David Fitz-Enz
Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander by Leonard F. Guttridge

Character description

James Barron (died 1851): One of the least successful and most maligned officers of the early American navy. In 1807, he commanded the U. S. S. Chesapeake when she was intercepted by the H. M. S. Leopard. The Chesapeake was unready to fight, and after a short conflict in which the Chesapeake was badly damaged and Barron wounded, Barron allowed the British ship to impress four crewmen. After conviction on various charges, he left America, but returned after the War of 1812. He fought a duel with Stephen Decatur and killed America's foremost naval hero. As a result, Barron was even more thoroughly shunned.

Helpers

waltzmn (3)
About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,817,620 books! | Top bar: Always visible