Norton, Louis Arthur.Joshua Barney, Hero of the Revolution and 1812. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: Joshua Barney (1758-1818) was a naval hero in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Aside from his military exploits, this patriotic Marylander's life is closely associated with the history of the American flag. Barney is best known for the spirited action of the barge men under his command at the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. Alone among the Americans at the battle, Barney and his men fought bravely against a superior British force.
Garitee, Jerome R.The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced Baltimore during the War of 1812. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, Published for Mystic Seaport, Inc., 1977.
Annotation / Notes: The British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812 was motivated by a desire to punish the city for being a nest of republicans and privateers. This book traces in admirable detail the history of privateering - from the ships, outfitting, captains and crews, investors, their successes and failures, through the distribution of the prize money. While the pirates on the Spanish main may have been the dregs of the sea, Baltimore's privateers were underwritten by some of its leading mercantile and political leaders. The book includes useful appendices identifying the privateers, investors and proceeds.
Crawford, Michael J., ed.The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History. Volume III. Chesapeake Bay, Northern Lakes, and Pacific Ocean. Washington, DC: Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, 2002.
Dudley, William S.The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History, Volume II, 1813. Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1992.
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