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Nice document!

 

Kurt

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He died 10 Nov 1823

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he got into an actual duel with a British officer in 1819

 

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Amazing how much history one piece of paper can hold!

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I guess this is ephemera but the Wo1812 category is a little thin, so here is a navy commission twice signed by James Madison. The only thing I know so far is that he was a purser on the Sloop Peacock.... feel free to add on to the history if you come across any...

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Peacock_%281813%29

 

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An outstanding document, thanks for posting. Very few collectors have any idea how rare items from this period are, for that matter most americans today don't have any idea what day it is according to some of the interviews I have seen on "Waters World" or Leno. At any rate thanks for posting this, I doubt if we will see another document like this from the war of 1812 any time soon.

 

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I'm glad you guys all like it. It's definitely something yo don't see too often. And thank you all who have researched it. Mr Bourne seems like he was a guy not to be messed with back in the day.

 

 

He died 10 Nov 1823

 

Hmmm.... I'm looking at the NAVAL REGISTER FOR THE YEAR 1823 and he is listed as the purser on the Frigate Constellation. Interesting. Our Navy was pretty engaged in Anti-Piracy operations at that time.

 

http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/USN/1823/NavReg1823.html

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That's a pretty spectacular document and Kurt's research really make it even more special!

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I'm glad you guys all like it. It's definitely something yo don't see too often. And thank you all who have researched it. Mr Bourne seems like he was a guy not to be messed with back in the day.

 

 

 

Hmmm.... I'm looking at the NAVAL REGISTER FOR THE YEAR 1823 and he is listed as the purser on the Frigate Constellation. Interesting. Our Navy was pretty engaged in Anti-Piracy operations at that time.

 

http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/USN/1823/NavReg1823.html

 

He definately died while in the service. I did not find out what his cause of death was, but I know the date is correct.

 

Kurt

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He definitely died while in the service. I did not find out what his cause of death was, but I know the date is correct.

 

Kurt

 

 

 

Sooooo close. We have the date and we have the ship. Which the Navy says was off the coast of Peru at that time. I'm looking for incidents now. Hmmmm

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Awesome!

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In Memoriam: Private First Class Vincent J. Zabbia

Company K, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Wounded in Action: 30 March 1943 Hill 574 El Guettar, Tunisia

Died of Wounds: 9 April 1943

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