The rest of this post is unwritten because I’m a brand new dad and need to focus on that for a bit. But please feel free to read the article and make your own comments.
100 YEARS AGO TUESDAY — FIRST SHOT OF 1812 WAR: A Year Before War Was Formally Declared Commodore Rodgers Defeated the Little Bell in a Hot Fight Off the South Atlantic Coast. (PDF)
From May 14, 1911