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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 18: The Tripoli Monument

The Barbary Wars were the first real test abroad for the new United States Navy, and as we have discussed before, it was where many of our early naval heroes cut their teeth and learned their craft. Today's object remembers those early navy heroes who died at Tripoli to protect Americans. One of the earliest military memorials in the U.S., it has stood as a tribute to their sacrifice for over 200 years.

The Tripoli Monument

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