1822 – The captain of a U.S. Navy schooner is killed during a battle with the infamous pirate Diabolito during which his out-manned and out-gunned ship rescued five American merchant vessels.
Washington, D.C. The National Intelligencer, 1822. Newspaper. “The Pirate Fight (The Action of 9 November 1822)” by “An Officer on board the Schooner Alligator” in The National Intelligencer. Washington, D.C.: December 5, 1822. This article, which is included in the entire four-page newspaper, recounts in detail the battle between..... More