WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY REPORT 2016-2017
And Spokane House Chapter Report
By Linda R Lind PR Chairman
And Judith A. Emry Spokane House Chapter PR Chair
The Lewis and Clark and Puget Sound Chapters gave JROTC Awards to four cadets.
The Puget Sound Chapter participated in a George Washington Memorial Event and in Veteran’s Day activities.
The Spokand House Chapter recognized Judith A. Emry by awarding her a Spirit Award.
The Puget Sound Chapter donated books to the Tacoma, Washington library.
- The Delaware Militia in the War of 1812 by Henry C. Peden
- British Aliens in the U.S. During the War of 1812 by Kenneth Scott
- War of 1812 Virginia Bounty Land and Pension Applicants by Patrick G. Wendell
- Ohio’s Regulars in the War of 1812 by Eugene Johnson
The Spokane House Chapter presented programs on:
The Women of 1812 and the 1812 Naval War
Photos of JROTC Awards
Photos of George Washington Day and Memorial Day Celebrations
Frigate UNITED STATES Conquers H.M.S. MACEDONIAN
Oil on Canvas
12 x 24 Inches
19 x 30¾ Inches Framed
Signed LL: Fred Pansing
AA most professional and artistically pleasing interpretation of an important naval battle of the War of 1812, Pansing nailed the historic facts of the U.S.S. frigate UNITED STATES’ complete defeat of his royal majesty’s ship MACEDONIAN in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean.
Slightly more than two months after the U.S.S. CONSTITUTION won the first naval engagement of the war, on Oct. 25, 1812 the frigate UNITED STATES of 44-guns fell in with H.M.S. MACEDONIAN of 38-guns. The British captain bore down on the colonial upstart whose captain, Stephen Decatur, commanded her 24-pounders to fire. Their marksmanship proved superior, and the American would strike and bear-away slightly, and reloaded, strike again. In a two-hour engagement, MACEDONIAN’s mizzen mast was shot down and both the main- and fore- masts were topped off, as Pansing has painted. It is recorded that more than 100 rounds hit the Brits ‘between wind and wave’. Suffering great losses to her working guns and crew, the British warship surrendered.
Pansing has put another historic reference in his painting, with the two-position views of the combatants on their respective approaches as the illusionary backdrop to the battle, as to possibly allude to the unavoidable nature of the conflict. The bright, stark reality of fight is hauntingly beautiful, with the smoke of the conflict failing to obscure the outcome. The two ships would take five-weeks to sail to New York, where MACEDONIAN would be purchased by the American government and become an fighting navy asset.
Actual painting is located in the Vallejo Maritime Gallery at Newport Beach, CA
1880 painting is not copyrighted. Shared by Washington Society.