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William Eaton (23 February 17641 June 1811) was a United States Army officer, involved with the First Barbary War. He supported Tripoli's Pasha Yussif Karamanli's brother (Hamet Karmalani) to win the battle. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants United States Barbary States ( Ottoman Empire regencies) Commanders Richard Dale William Eaton Edward Preble Hassan Bey Murad Reis Strength 7 Ships 10 US Marines and Soldiers[] 70 Christian Mercenaries 4000 400 Arab Mercenaries Casualties 2 Ships destroyed 2 Marines killed, 3 wounded 9 Christian Mercenaries killed and wounded Unknown... Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس Tarābulus) is the capital city of Libya. ... Pasha (or pascha, bashaw; Turkish: paşa; originally from Persian padshah or padeshah meaning king or from Turkish bash head, chief [1]) was a high rank in the Ottoman Empire political system, typically granted to governors and generals. ... Yusuf ibn Ali Karamanli (r. ...


Born in Woodstock, Connecticut, joined the Army in 1780 and served until 1783, having attained the rank of sergeant. In 1790, he graduated from Dartmouth College. In 1792 he accepted a captain's commission in the army, which he held until July 11, 1797 when he was appointed U.S. Consul at Tunis[1]. Because of his experience in the North African region, he was appointed Navy agent for the Barbary Regencies on 26 May 1804. He found the deposed leader of Tripoli, Hamet Karamanli, and created an alliance with him. From there, he established a group of about 200 Christian and 300 Muslim mercenaries to begin the takeover of Tripoli starting with Derna. He managed to trek with a small detachment of Marines and his mercenary force over 500 miles while stopping arguments, threats, and mutinies which originated from difference of opinion between his European and Arab soldiers as well as the withholding of rations by the Christians at one point. Supported at sea by Isaac Hull, Captain of the Argus, in an effective "combined operation," Eaton led the attack in the battle of Derna on 27 April 1805. The town's capture, and the threat of further advance on Tripoli, were strong influences toward peace, negotiated in June 1805 by Tobias Lear and Commodore John Rodgers with the Pasha of Tripoli. Woodstock is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Consul (abbrev. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, generally divided by the formidable barrier of the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Isaac Hull (March 9, 1773 – February 13, 1843), was a Commodore, in the United States Navy. ... The first USS Argus was a brig in the United States Navy during the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. ... Combatants United States Ottoman vilayet of Tripoli Commanders William Eaton Hassan Bey Strength 10 US Marines & Soldiers 70 Christian mercenaries 400 Arab mercenaries 4,000 Casualties Americans 2 killed, 3 wounded Christian Mercenaries: 9 killed and wounded Arab Mercenaries: unknown Unknown {{{notes}}} The Battle of Derna was a decisive victory... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Tobias Lear V (1762 - 1816) was an American who served as President George Washingtons personal secretary. ... John Rodgers (11 July 1772 - 1 August 1838), American naval officer, was born near present Havre de Grace, Maryland. ...


Eaton and Hamet were disappointed by the treaty and the mercenary army was angry when they learned that Eaton had abandoned the plan to capture Tripoli. Hamet was exiled to Egypt. Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس Tarābulus) is the capital city of Libya. ...


General Eaton died in Brimfield, Massachusetts, 1 June 1811. Brimfield is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Further reading

  • London, Joshua E. Victory in Tripoli: How America's How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005. ISBN 0-471-44415-4
  • Wheelan, Joseph. Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror, 1801–1805. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2003. ISBN 0-7867-1232-5.
  • Zacks, Richard. The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805. New York: Hyperion, 2005. ISBN 1-4013-0003-0.
  • Smethurst, David. Tripoli: The United States' First War on Terror. New York: Presidio Press, 2006.

This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS for short) is the primary reference work for the basic facts about every ship ever used by the United States Navy. ...


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William Eaton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
William Eaton (23 February 1764 - 1 June 1811) was an American Army officer, involved with the First Barbary War.
Supported at sea by Isaac Hull, Captain of the Argus, in an effective "combined operation," Eaton led the attack in the Battle of Derna on 27 April 1805.
The town's capture, and the threat of further advance on Tripoli, were strong influences toward peace, negotiated in June 1805 by Tobias Lear and Commodore John Rodgers with the Bashaw of Tripoli.
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