|Snapdragon Model by Jim Goodwin|
American ships were searched on the merest pretense and American seamen impressed. Indians were incited to unrest and the American flag insulted. To avenge these wrongs the United States went to war with Great Britain in 1812.
The most spectacular campaigns were carried on on the high seas and peculiar among these were the privateers fitted out to prey on British commerce.
The most famous of these was commanded by Captain Otway Burns, who was born and reared in Onslow County. MORE...