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A woman in battle, 1810

Posted by Paul Martinovich , on May 4th, 2021

Abstract

This post presents a letter written on 27 April 1810, by Captain Pulteney Malcolm of the 74 gun warship Donegal to his wife Clementina, describing a fight between a British merchant ship and a French privateer. The letter is notable for its rare description of a woman in battle.

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