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  Topic: USS/HMS Chesapeake / Chesapeake Mill
Tom Halsted

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:56 am   Subject: Chesapeake and Shannon
Chris, I've sent off for your book, which I look forward to reading. I've read a few others, e.g., H. F. Pullen's The Shannon and the Chesapeake, Poolman's Guns off Cape Ann, and Peter Padfield's &qu ...
  Topic: USS/HMS Chesapeake / Chesapeake Mill
Tom Halsted

Replies: 8
Views: 21960

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:17 pm   Subject: James F. Curtis
Thanks, Chris, I was aware of the book and its depiction of Curtis as a hard-hearted tyrant.

Confession: Curtis was my great-great grandfather (another was Nathan Appleton). Other sources explain ...
  Topic: Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine and other dictionaries
Tom Halsted

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PostForum: Hint and tips for researchers   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:29 pm   Subject: Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Some years ago I was fortunate to inherit from my grandfather, the American portrait painter and watercolorist Charles Hopkinson, a 1784 copy of Falconer's. He had been given it by the poet, novelist ...
  Topic: USS/HMS Chesapeake / Chesapeake Mill
Tom Halsted

Replies: 8
Views: 21960

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:32 pm   Subject: Chesapeake vs. Shannon: Author's Query
I am writing a biography of James F. Curtis (1797-1839), who served as a midshipman aboard USF Chesapeake in her battle with HMS Shannon, was imprisoned in Halifax, exchanged, then reassigned to USF C ...
  Topic: Pitcairn Island
Tom Halsted

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:08 pm   Subject: Pitcairn Island
Readers can find a detailed description of the self-destructive mutineers' experiment on Pitcairn in Richard Hough's Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian, a book which was supposedly the source for the A ...
 
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