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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 03:49 PM

The Battle of Quallah Battoo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Sumatran_Expedition

The First Sumatran expedition, which featured the Battle of Quallah Battoo, or Kuala Batee in 1832, was a punitive expedition by the United States Navy against the village of Kuala Batee, presently a subdistrict in Southwest Aceh Regency. The reprisal was in response to the massacre of the crew of the merchantman Friendship a year earlier. The frigate USS Potomac and its crew defeated the local Raja's forces and bombarded the settlement. The expedition was successful in stopping Sumatran attacks on U.S. shipping for six years until another vessel was plundered under different circumstances, resulting in a second Sumatran expedition in 1838.

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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:18 AM

1. What a fascinating story....I majored in American history a million years ago and this is....

the first time I've heard the story. Thank you for furthering my education!

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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:01 AM

2. you're very welcome ! nt

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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 02:19 AM

3. fascinating stuff

 

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