Johnston Blakeley's Medal (Back)
Johnston Blakeley (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812. After service in President during the Quasi-War with France and command of Enterprise early in the War of 1812, Master Commandant Blakeley was appointed to command of the newly built sloop-of-war Wasp. In 1814, he made a very successful cruise which included the capture of HMS Reindeer. Wasp was last heard of 9 October 1814 and is believed to have foundered in a gale. Blakeley received the thanks of Thanks of Congress, a gold medal, and posthumous advancement to Captain for his last cruise.
Keywordsuss wasp, hms reindeer, captain johnston blakeley's blakely's medal, united states navy officer, thanks of congress gold medal
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)