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

Object 79: Commodore Preble's Desk

It was during the Barbary Wars that this desk gained its importance. It belonged to Commodore Edward Preble, who penned important orders to his lieutenants during the conflict. Known as "Preble's Boys," these men would become influential leaders in the US Navy. Listen in to learn about their entry onto the US Navy stage.

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