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Commodore Stephen Decatur

Commodore Stephen Decatur Political Button Museum
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COMMODORE STEPHEN DECATUR
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A brass rimmed button with an illustration of Stephen Decatur in the center and black text at the top of the button. The illustration and text lies on a white background. 

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WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK N.J.

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Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) was an American naval officer known for his many victories at sea. Throughout his career he commanded seven different battleships and fought in the Quasi-War (1798-1800) against France, and in the First Barbary War against the Barbary States. The latter is considered the United States' first military foray into the Middle East/North Africa region. 

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PO0196
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