Redeemed Honor: The President‐Little Belt Affair and the Coming of the War of 1812

@article{Hooks2012RedeemedHT,
  title={Redeemed Honor: The President‐Little Belt Affair and the Coming of the War of 1812},
  author={J. Hooks},
  journal={The Historian},
  year={2012},
  volume={74},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
  • J. Hooks
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • The Historian
In May 1811, thirteen months before the outbreak of the War of 1812, the American frigate President (commanded by Commodore John Rodgers) engaged the British sloop-of-war Little Belt (commanded by Commander Arthur Bingham) in a short, bloody battle approximately fifty miles off the North Carolina coast. The mêlée resulted in the outgunned Little Belt incurring over twenty casualties and enough structural damage to threaten its seaworthiness. The President sustained little damage, while one of… Expand