The Quasi-War (French: Quasi-guerre) was an undeclared war fought mostly at sea between the United States and the French Republic from 1798 to 1800. In the United States, the conflict was sometimes also referred to as the Undeclared War With France, the Pirate Wars and the Half-War.
Thomas Truxtun was an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to the rank of commodore in the late eighteenth century and later served in the Quasi War with France and the First Barbary War in North Africa. He was one of the first six commanders appointed to the new US Navy by President Washington. During his naval career he commanded a number of famous US naval ships including USS Constellation and USS President.
CDV of Private L. Coombs, 4th US Infantry seated with his prosthesis (ca. 1865) Seventy-five percent of all operations in the Civil War were amputations as surgeons soon discovered that the quick removal of a traumatized limb was the most effective way to save lives. Civil War survivors with limb prostheses became a common sight throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Instructions for the Private Armed Vessels of the United States. Pickering, Timothy. 8 pp. Privateer Instructions issued to Captain George Pilsberry of the Private Armed Brig “Union” during the Quasi War with France, 1798-1800. The eight pages of instructions are printed on a folio sheet which has been folded but not cut. Signed by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, with captain and vessel name accomplished in manuscript, and several manuscript changes made in text.
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QUARTERDECK Julian Stockwin. The frontier town of Halifax, which is also home to a British prince of the blood, provides a welcome diversion to Kydd's personal dilemmas as he tries to live up to expectation as a fledgling officer. Meanwhile, the young United States is in dispute with revolutionary France, the Quasi War, and Kydd finds himself in the USS Constellation in the heady days of the birth of the American Navy.