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COCHRANE, Captain Nathaniel Day
Felix Farley's Journal Office.
Bristol: Felix Farley, 1806. UNRECORDED BRISTOL PRINTED BROADSIDE ACCOUNT OF AN IMPORTANT NAVAL BATTLE IN THE WEST INDIES[WEST INDIES]. [BATTLE OF SAN DOMINGO]. Felix Farley's Journal Office. From the LondonGazette Extraordinary, of Sunday, March 23, 1806. Folio broadside (double-column), 12 1/2 x 7 1/2". [Bristol, England:] Printed and Published by Rudhall & Gutch [1806]. The Battle of San Domingo was fought by squadrons of British and French ships-of-the-line off the southern coast of French occupied Santo Domingo, February 6, 1806, the British commanded by Vice-Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, the French by Vice-Admiral Corentin Urbasin Leissègues in the 120-gun Impérial. The French had sailed from Brest to relieve the town of St. Domingo. Duckworth was joined by Admiral Alexander Cochrane, the British ruled the day, and the battle served as a fatal blow to French strategy in the Caribbean, San Domingo, coming four months after Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, was a devastating loss for France, and proved to be the last fleet battle of the Napoleonic Wars to be fought in open water. Dated "Admiralty-Office, March 23, 1806," the broadside gives the news of the arrival "early this morning" of Captain [Nathaniel Day] Cochrane, commander of H. M. Sloop Kingfisher, and a hero of the battle, with "dispatchess" [sic] from Admiral Duckworth giving an account of the battle. There are a n … [Click Below for Full Description]
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