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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


El Paso, Texas

Well, by now we have become intimately acquainted with El Paso.  For a while there, I thought we were relocating to this border city.

We arrived late afternoon, having driven through yet another day of dust storms.   792 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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