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William Bainbridge & Charles Stewart Signed War of 1812 Document Both Approving Supplies for the Frigate USS Constitution Both Naval Heroes Commanded in that War

WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE (1774-1833). American Naval Officer, During the War of 1812 he Commanded the 44-gun Frigate USS Consitution (Old Ironsides) from (9/15/1812 - 7/18/1813) and defeated HMS Java off the coast of Brazil on Dec. 29, 1812, for which he was Awarded a Congressional Gold Medal; in Command of the USS Philadelphia during the First Barbary War when she ran aground off of Tripoli in 1805, resulting in his Capture and Imprisonment for 19 months.

CHARLES STEWART, (1778-1869). Naval Officer who Succeeded Bainbridge as Second Commander of the USS Constitution (7/18/1813 - 7/16/1815) during the War of 1812 and Won notable Naval Victories over the HMS Cyane and HMS Levant, for which he also was Awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

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