Buttersworth

Naval Action off Valparaiso

Naval Action off Valparaiso

Thomas Buttersworth Jr., attributed, c.1815. During the War of 1812, Captain David Porter took his 32-gun frigate ESSEX into the Pacific in March of 1813.

USS PRESIDENT and HMS ENDYMION

USS PRESIDENT and HMS ENDYMION

Thomas Buttersworth Sr. c.1815. The War of 1812 was over when the British captured the frigate USS PRESIDENT. But no one knew a peace treaty had been signed.