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Stephen Decatur, born 5 January 1779 in Sinepuxent, Md., was warranted a midshipman at the age of 19 and made his first cruise in the frigate United States.
On 6 September Decatur sailed on a cruise which took her north of the Arctic Circle, through the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal, into the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, and back to the Mediterranean where she operated with the 6th Fleet.
Decatur's last deployment began on 30 October 1982, when she sailed to the Sea of Japan for a complex "War at Sea" exercise.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/d2/decatur-iv.htm   (1327 words)

 Decatur, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Decatur, Alabama is the county seat of Morgan County, and sits along the shores of the Tennessee River in North Alabama.
Decatur is also the core city of the 2-county large Decatur Metropolitan Area.
Decatur was a very important point in North Alabama during its earliest days.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Decatur,_Alabama   (2725 words)

 Welcome to Founders of America!
Decatur, still in command of Chesapeake, was made Commodore of Naval Forces on the southern coast of the United States, with the purpose of enforcing the embargo against England.
Decatur was in command of a squadron sent on May 20, 1815 to negotiate with the Dey.
Decatur was a man who formed our country, who fought to take her from a weak and struggling nation to a superior force in the world.
www.foundersofamerica.org /decatur.html   (9776 words)

 The Duel between Stephen Decatur and James Barron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While Stephen Decatur and his wife enjoyed celebrity status during their residence in Washington, the dark clouds of conflict were beginning to gather.
One of Decatur's colleagues, Commodore James Barron had been the subject of scandal in 1807 when he commanded the frigate Chesapeake and failed to prepare it for battle against the British warship, HMS Leopard.
One of Decatur's naval duties was to sit on the trial of Barron's court martial.
www.decaturhouse.org /museum/duel.htm   (287 words)

 DCVB September Skirmish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Battles, with charging calvary, marching troops, belching cannon and waving flags, are held daily.
The City of Decatur was an important transportation site for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War due to the Memphis and Charleston’s railroad bridge across the Tennessee River here.
Battle for Decatur is a Civil War Reenactment held in honor of Confederate Generals John Hunt Morgan and Joe Wheeler.
www.decaturcvb.org /Pages/Press/skirmi.html   (1062 words)

 Dixie Outfitters
The battle raged for over 20 hours along the center of the Confederate line—the top of the inverted U—which became known as the "Bloody Angle." Lee's men eventually constructed a second line of defense behind the original Rebel trenches, and fighting ceased just before dawn on May 13.
Battle of New Market, Virginia: Students from the Virginia Military Institute take part in the Battle of New Market, part of the multipronged Union offensive in the spring of 1864 designed to take Virginia out of the war.
The courage of the VMI cadets at the Battle of New Market became legendary, and the pressure was temporarily off of the Rebels in the Shenandoah Valley.
www.dixieoutfitters.com /heritage/tl4.shtml   (2355 words)

 Decatur Georgia Resource Guide, City or community of Decatur, Georgia Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, ...
The population of Decatur is approximately 17,336 (1990).
The distance from Decatur to Washington DC is 552 miles.
Decatur is positioned 33.77 degrees north of the equator and 84.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /gacountydecatur.htm   (466 words)

 Dr. Dan Guillory's Book "Wartime Decatur 1832-1945 (Images of America: Illinois)"
Decatur has a long history of patriotic service, both on and off the field of battle.
Decatur volunteers participated in six major campaigns including the Black Hawk War (1832), the Mexican War (1846-1848), the Civil War (1861-1865), the Spanish-American War (1898), World War I (1917-1918), and World War II (1941-1945).
Equally impressive, however, is the tradition of the Decatur Canteen, which served food to transient soldiers from the time of the Civil War onward.
www.millikin.edu /english/GuilloryWeb/books/wartimedecatur.html   (519 words)

 Battle Toads - Web Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Real Estate OnLine Realty Inc Darrell Allen Buy Sell a Home Online Decatur BRAC Relocation Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Decatur was the Eastern Terminus of the Decatur-Courtland-Tuscumbia Railroad, the first railway built west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Decatur is also home to the oldest Opera House in the State of Alabama (Cotaco Opera House), the building still exists on Johnston Street.
Decatur is also known as "The Home of Meow Mix", after the company bought a 200,000 square foot facility in town, and utilizes its river front property to ship the finished product up and down the Tennessee River.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: DeKalb County
In 1823 the state legislature chose a land lot for the county seat, which was named Decatur for Commodore Stephen Decatur, a naval hero from the War of 1812.
Troops were entrenched around Decatur's square, and supply wagons were parked in the Decatur cemetery.
Mary Harris Gay, a Decatur native, wrote Life in Dixie during the War (1892), recounting her memories of watching the Battle of Decatur.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1403   (547 words)

 DDG 73 Decatur
Decatur's abilities as a negotiator were recognized after he secured a treaty with the Algerians and extracted compensation from the Tripolitans.
Decatur remained in the Pacific Northwest to deter Indian outbreaks until 2 June 1856 cruising to San Francisco between 2 August and 27 September 1855 for supplies.
Decatur was designated lead vessel of the 1st Torpedo Flotilla with whom she conducted drills and maneuvers along the eastern seaboard and in the Carribean until December 1903 when the flotilla departed Norfolk for the Asiatic Station, sailing by the way of the Suez Canal.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/ddg-73.htm   (3005 words)

 Decatur-Morgan County, Alabama Annual Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Decatur is known for its unique, fun and free festivals.
Point Mallard Park, Decatur, AL Independence Day Celebration featuring the Miss Point Mallard Pageant, presentation of the Audie Murphy Patriotism Award and other freedom awards, day long activities for children and a huge fireworks display the night of the fourth.
Albany and Old Decatur Historic Districts, Decatur, AL Decatur’s historic districts are decorated with luminaries, greenery and thousands of lights and several homes are open for tours.
www.decaturcvb.org /Pages/Festivals/fest.html   (801 words)

 Decatur, Stephen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Then (unaware that the war had ended) he put to sea in the President, outran three enemy ships and defeated the fourth, the Endymion, but the battle delayed him and he was forced to surrender to the other pursuers.
In the so-called Algerine War in 1815 he used his squadron with vigor to force the dey of Algiers to sign the treaty that ended American tribute to Algeria.
Barron challenged him, and in the ensuing duel Decatur was mortally wounded at Bladensburg, Md., on Mar. 22, 1820.
www.bartleby.com /65/de/DecaturS.html   (346 words)

 USS Decatur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The third Decatur (DD-341) was launched 29 October 1921 by Mare Island Navy Yard, sponsored by Mrs.
She was recommissioned 26 September 1923 and became flagship of Destroyer Squadron 11, Battle Fleet.
Arriving at Norfolk 2 July 1944 Decatur sailed from this port on escort and training duty in the Caribbean Sea until the last day of June 1945 when she entered Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for inactivation.
www.destroyers.org /DANFS/h-dd-341.htm   (515 words)

 The Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864
Before the battle of Peach Tree Creek, north of the city of Atlanta, General William Tecumseh Sherman ordered his men to advance towards Atlanta.
Using present-day landmarks, the battle stretched from just south of the Carter Center to the intersection of Moreland Avenue and I-20.
Confederate General W. Walker, who had moved forward to observe the field of battle was picked off by a sniper before the start of fighting.
ngeorgia.com /history/battleofatlanta.html   (828 words)

 USS Decatur (DDG 73)
The heritage of the name "Decatur" is recalled by the ship's mast and sail, recalling the Navy of Stephen Decatur's time and the first vessel to bear his name, a sloop-of-war built in 1838.
Born in Maryland and raised in Philadelphia, Decatur showed evidence of the bold and courageous man he would become: he was known to dive from the tips of jib booms and, at the age of 14, defended his mother against a drunken ruffian.
Decatur's death was predictably both heroic and tragic.
navysite.de /dd/ddg73.htm   (720 words)

 Battle Summary: Brentwood, TN
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Edward Bloodgood held Brentwood, a station on the Nashville and Decatur Railroad, with 400 men on the morning of March 25, 1863, when Confederate Brig.
Forrest and his men caused a lot of damage in the area during this expedition, and Brentwood, on the railroad, was a significant loss to the Federals.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/tn015.htm   (248 words)

 Decatur ambulance battle nears a showdown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Attorney Mark Craig, who represented the city in the case, said the decision to award a CPNC is purely up to the council's judgment.
Under pressure from the competing ambulance companies, the EMS committee in June 2005 asked the council for permission to develop a set of bid standards for what city officials say could be one or more ambulance services.
There were two at the time, and only Decatur EMS remains, she said.
www.decaturdaily.com /decaturdaily/news/060214/ambulance.shtml   (676 words)

 USS Decatur
Although she was too large to ascend the Tuxpan River, 14 of her officers and 118 men accompanied Commodore Perry's expedition to attack Tuxpan.
After a period in ordinary she sailed from Portsmouth, N. H., for duty with the Home Squadron, cruising off the Atlantic coast and in the Carribean until arriving at Boston 21 August 1852 where she was decommissioned for repairs.
Arriving at Cavite, P.I., 14 April 1904, Decatur exercised along the China coast and cruised in Philippine waters until placed in reserve at Cavite 5 December 1905.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/d/decatur.htm   (2965 words)

 John Bell Hood: Army of Tennessee - Chickamauga & The Atlanta Campaign
Johnston�s Army of Tennessee fought defensive battles against the Federals at the approaches to Dalton, which was evacuated on May 13, then retreated 12 miles south to Resaca, and constructed defensive positions.
As the battle began, the Federal forces were indeed caught in a vulnerable position, but Hardee�s attack lacked coordination and he only committed about one third of his forces against the Federals.
The Battle of Decatur (a/k/a The Battle of Bald Hill, The Battle of Atlanta)
johnbellhood.org /atlanta.htm   (3402 words)

 Battle Summary: Decatur, AL
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Description: As Gen. John B. Hood began the Franklin-Nashville Campaign during the fall of 1864, his Army of Tennessee demonstrated against Decatur, Alabama, October 26-29, in an attempt to cross the Tennessee River.
Robert S. Granger for most of the battle, numbered only about 5,000 men, but successfully prevented the much larger Confederate force from crossing the river.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/al004.htm   (131 words)

 Decatur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
On October 25th, Hood's headquarters were located at the town of Somerville, thirteen miles southeast of Decatur, Alabama.
Strategically located on the terminus of the Nashville and Decatur Railroad, where the Memphis and Charleston Railroad crossed, it was rumored that Decatur held a large quantity of badly needed supplies.
Under cover of darkness, the Army of Tennessee moved out of Decatur on October the 29th, marching westward in the direction of Bainbridge.
ehistory.osu.edu /world/BattleView.cfm?BID=488   (946 words)

 Alabama Civil War Trails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Confederate General hood in the fierce four day 1864 Battle of Decatur attempted to cross the Tennessee River to cut off the Union supply lines in Nashville.
Union loyalists and Confederate secessionists were meeting on the field of battle to decide whether or not the country would continue as one or be broken in half over such issues as the rights of states and slave ownership.
Several of these conflicts, the Battle of Days Gap and the Battle of Hog Moutain, took place in what was to become Cullman County.
americancivilwar.50megs.com /AlaCWSites.html   (3620 words)

 Decatur, IL Sister Cities Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The city of Decatur was founded in 1829 as seat of Macon County.
The “Stump Speaker” statue (oval insert to the left of Stephen Decatur), marking his first political speech, was erected October 16, 1968.
Lake Decatur provides the city with its water needs and is a popular recreation spot.
www.decaturnet.org /dscc/decatur.html   (223 words)

Decatur Library This program focuses on William Sayward and Leila Ross Wilburn, two noted individuals who have impacted the landscape of Decatur.
One historian has noted that the legacy of both of these architects was essential to the character of Decatur.
Mary Gay, Stephen Decatur and Baron DeKalb are the names of the three teams charged with producing new supporters in our fall campaign.
www.dekalbhistory.org /01_about/01_g_0509.html   (735 words)

 Battle of Johnsonville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Johnsonville was fought November 4–5, 1864, in Benton County, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War
Although his brilliant victory strengthened Forrest’s reputation and destroyed a great amount of enemy war material, it failed to stem the tide of Union success in Georgia.
Categories: Battles of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Johnsonville   (352 words)

 The Battle of Decatur
As Gen. John B. Hood began the Franklin-Nashville Campaign during the fall of 1864, his Army of Tennessee demonstrated against Decatur, Alabama, October 26-29, in an attempt to cross the Tennessee River.
On October 25th, Hood's headquarters were located at the town of Somerville, 13 miles southeast of Decatur.
Thomas, unconvinced that Hood's entire army was present at Decatur or that Hood would attack the works there, sent 2 regiments from J. Steedman's division.
www.mycivilwar.com /battles/641026.htm   (635 words)

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