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A Midshipman’s Account of The Glorious First of June, 1794

Posted by M. Duffy, on May 30th, 2014

From a private collection and previously unpublished, the following is Midshipman William Burgh’s account of the Glorious First of June Campaign, 1794. William Burgh was a midshipman in Queen Charlotte, the flagship of Earl Howe, commander of the Channel Fleet. The record which he submitted for his lieutenant’s examination on 7 April 1790 (TNA: ADM... Become A Member

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