Today in U.S. Naval History: August 26

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August 26, 2013

USS Washington Intercepts La Amistad off the Coast of Long Island, N.Y. in 1839. Photo: New Haven Colony Historical Society

USS Washington Intercepts La Amistad off the Coast of Long Island, N.Y. in 1839. Photo: New Haven Colony Historical Society

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 26

1775 - Rhode Island Resolve: Rhode Island delegates to Continental Congress press for creation of Continental Navy to protect the colonies

1839 - Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad near Montauk Point, N.Y.

1861 - Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras, N.C.

1865 - Civil War ends with Naval strength over 58,500 men and 600 ships

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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