Among the articles of interest:
“…the heavy American frigate United States, under the command of dashing naval hero Stephen Decatur, captured the British frigate Macedonian in the open Atlantic Ocean on October 25. After repairing his damaged prize, Decatur brought the two ships safely back to Long Island Sound on December 4.
"Coming on the heels of U.S.S. Constitution's unprecedented August 19 defeat of the British Guerrière, this second head-to-head victory over the vaunted Royal Navy was simply over the top....”
Source: Sound Outlook