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Remembering Richard Somers: Naval Martyrdom in the Tripolitan War


Robert E. Cray, Jr., is a professor of history at Montclair State University. Research on this article was made possible by a time-release grant under the Faculty Scholarship Incentive Program from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University. He would also like to thank the anonymous referees and Michael Meranze for their comments on earlier versions of this essay.