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A Call to the Sea : Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution

By: Berube, Claude; Rodgaard, John

Price: $13.50  $12.15

Publisher: Washington, Potomac Books: 2006

Edition: First Paperback

Seller ID: 044141

ISBN: 1574889966

Condition: New


Charles Stewart s life of sailing and combat on the high seas rivals that of Patrick O Brien s fictional hero, Jack Aubrey. Stewart held more sea commands (11) than any other U.S. Navy captain and served longer (63 years) than any officer in American naval history. He commanded every type of warship, from sloop to ship-of-the-line, and served every president from John Adams to Abraham Lincoln.Born in Philadelphia during the American Revolution, Stewart met President Washington and went to sea as a cabin boy on a merchantman before age thirteen. In March 1798, at age nineteen, he received a nav... View more info