Truxtun of the Constellation: The Life of Commodore Thomas Truxtun, U.S. Navy, 1755-1822

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages
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Thomas Truxtun was one of the first six captains President Washington appointed to the United States Navy in 1794. Truxtun therefore ranks with men like John Paul Jones in the development of the navy, and this biography by Eugene Ferguson seeks to supply a full account of his eventful life and career.

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Eugene S. Ferguson is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Delaware. Michael J. Crawford is the head of the Early History Branch at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C.

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