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Charles Stewart Esqr. Of the United States Navy.


  • PUBLISHER: Published by M. Thomas.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving,

    DATE: 1816

  • EDITION SIZE: 3 7/8 x 3 1/8" (99 x 80 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: This fine small portrait was Engraved for the "Analectic Magazine and Naval Chronicle." It was engraved by Goodman after a painting by Wood. <br><br> Charles Stewart, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 July, 1778; died in Bordentown, New Jersey, 6 November, 1869. He entered the merchant marine as cabin-boy in 1791, and quickly rose to Captain. Entered the U.S. navy as lieutenant in1798, serving on the frigate "United States", and later commanded the schooner "Experiment." He served under Commodore Preble during the Tripolian War and promoted to captain in April of 1806. He served with distinction during the War of 1812. Commanding the U.S.S. Constitution, he took on two British ships-of-war at the same time, the " Cyane " and "Levant" after a spirited engagement of fifty minutes. In July of 1862 he was commissioned rear-admiral but was considered too old to serve by Abraham Lincoln.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black and white.

  • REFERENCE: Stauffer #1122, first state of two.

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