The USS Constitution's finest fight, 1815 : the journal of Acting Chaplain Assheton Humphreys, US Navy
- edited by Tyrone G. Martin.
- Mount Pleasant, S.C. : Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America, c2000.
Where to find it
A lively journal account by a crew member of the USS 's most successful war cruise towards the end of the War of 1812, during which she slipped past the Royal Navy's blockade of Boston and captured the HMS and HMS in the eastern Atlantic. Martin, a historian and former commanding officer of "Old Ironsides," provides editorial commentary of historical events and clarifies Humphrey's terminology and archaic language throughout. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
- Introduction p. 1
- "A Recapitulatory Journal" p. 5
- Afterword p. 55
- Appendix 1 A Modern Description Of The Battle... p. 59
- Appendix 2 And Of The Chase p. 65
- Appendix 3 Constitution's Muster Roll (including Prisoners Of War) p. 69
- Appendix 4 Constitution's Casualties, 20 February 1815 p. 95
- Appendix 5 "Constitution's Last Fight" - A Poetic Broadside p. 97
- Index p. 101