Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Guns Off Algiers

Guns Off Algiers: Victory and the War of 1812
B.J. Armstrong

"...the War of 1812 was hugely important to the United States of America. Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of the first example of why this was the case. On July 3, 1815, the dey of Algiers signed a peace treaty with the United States as a U.S. Navy squadron under the command of Commodore Stephen Decatur stood ready to bombard the city and bring war back to the Barbary Coast."