USS James Madison

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The first James Madison, a Revenue Cutter built at Baltimore, Md., in 1807 to enforce Jefferson's embargo was placed under Navy orders 18 June 1812 for service at Savannah, Gal, during the War of 1812. In July the cutter, commanded by Captain George Brooks, USRCS, captured British Shamrock, a six-gun brig laden with small arms and ammunition. Later that month sbe brought into Amelia Island, Fla., Bahamian schooner Wade carrying $20,000 in gold.

James Madison was captured by the British Navy 24 November 1812, and her offleers and crew were imprisoned in New York.