Today in Military History: March 6, 1822, USS Enterprise captures pirate ships

USS Enterprise, with flags and sails out to dry. Circa, 1806, NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 621.

On March 6, 1822, the schooner Enterprise captured four pirate ships in Gulf of Mexico. During her time in the Gulf, Enterprise took 13 vessels while suppressing pirates, smugglers, and slaves.