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museedart: “Edward Moran, Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, 1897, oil on canvas, U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection, Annapolis, MD ”

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from About.com Education

How Jefferson Fought the Barbary Pirates

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The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Salé, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.

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from blogsense-by-barb

Thomas Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates: Standing Against Islamists

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Capt Isaac Hull who in 1812 commanded the America’s flagship, USS Constitution, and captured and destroyed the British brig Adeona.

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The curved blade is richly decorated with intricate Turkish and oriental motifs, including a fire-gilded lion’s head on the hilt, while its gilt and embossed shagreen scabbard features two rings in order to hang from a belt. Mameluke swords take their name from Mamluk warriors of Ottoman Egypt. Today, modern Mameluke swords are worn by U.S. Marine officers, commemorating the Marines’ service during the First Barbary War, 1801-1805. Source: Copyright © 2013 M.S. Rau Antiques LLC.

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First Barbary War... 1801 - 1805 | Casualties and Losses... United States, Sweden (1800–1802) - United States: 35 killed, 64 wounded, Greek/Arab mercenaries: killed and wounded unknown. Casualties and Losses... Tripolitania Eyalet, Morocco (1802) - estimated 800 dead, 1,200 wounded at Derne plus ships and crew lost in naval defeats

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