26 April 2013

Barney's Engagement: Hyder-Ally - General Monk

Hyder Ally and General Monk from Joshua Barney book

Source: Songs, Odes,...Page 23
[Follow link for the rest of the song; also can be seen here]

The Barney Family Historical Association has some background about the naval battle celebrated in the song:

"Joshua Barney was captured by the British while serving in the Continental Navy. Upon arrival in England, he was imprisoned, but escaped with the help of a friendly guard. He returned to the Colonies to captain the privateer Hyder Ally, where he gained fame by tricking the British General Monk."

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