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NH 115815 Monument to Captain James Lawrence, USN who fell in the action between the frigates CHESAPEAKE and SHANNON

Monument to Captain James Lawrence, USN who fell in the action between the frigates CHESAPEAKE and SHANNON
Title: Monument to Captain James Lawrence, USN who fell in the action between the frigates CHESAPEAKE and SHANNON
Caption: Monument to Captain James Lawrence, USN. James Lawrence took a gallant part in the War with Tripoli. While in command of the U.S. Frigate CHESAPEAKE, in an action against the British Frigate SHANNON (which was attempting to blockade Boston Harbor), he was mortally wounded, June 1, 1813. As his men carried him below, Lawrence uttered the famous words, "Don't Give Up The Ship!" a few days later, he died at sea. Final burial took place on September 16, 1813, in Trinity Churchyard, City of New York.
Description: Memorials and Monuments
Catalog #: NH 115815
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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After this Year: 1800
Before this Year: 1813
Original Medium: BW Photo
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