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How a small group of Marines overthrew a pirate regime
The Battle of Derna lasted from April 1805 until May 1805. It isn’t a battle many people talk about often….
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It was the first time the United States fought a pitched battle on foreign soil and, as a sign of things to come, came out the victor. In 1805, Arab mercenaries and United States Marines under the command of William Eaton and Marine Lt. Presley O’B…
This US Navy hero trolled the enemy in the most amazing way possible
It’s not a historical secret that Stephen Decatur had balls of steel. Not literally, of course, but given his fighting record, I can see how you might think that’s possible. There’s a reason America still names houses, schools, streets, and ships…