|First American to raise U.S. flag on foreign soil at Battle
of Derne on shores of Tripoli, April 27, 1805. Led attack that overcame
Barbary Coast pirates who were holding 180 American seamen for ransom.
O'Bannon came to Logan County in 1807. Served in State Legislature 1812,
17, 20-21, and Senate 1824-26. Died in 1850. Remains moved to
Photograph courtesy of Dave Redden. (03/15/01)
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