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Episode 22: Old Ironsides

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The early months of the War of 1812 served up a relentless drumbeat of bad news for the United States: our untrained and ill-equipped forces, fighting a war they were unprepared for in the first place, suffered reverse after reverse on the battlefield. 329 more words

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August 19, 1812 — The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.

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