Marblehead and the War of 1812
The War of 1812 was not popular in Marblehead. Merchant ships and fishing sloops were hindered from going about their business, and ships and men were under constant threat of being seized by the British. The town still struggled with the poverty that was a result of the American Revolution thirty years before. But Marblehead has always been a patriotic town, and so the men went to war.
There were many privateers from Marblehead, with captains who received letters of marque from President James… Show more
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