Quotes by Stephen Decatur

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Decatur, Illinois is named for War of 1812 naval hero Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) who captured the British Macedonian in a desperate fight near Madeira Island. Outside of John Paul Jones and David Farragut, Decatur was best known ... more

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Our country right or wrong.

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.