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Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

A man holding a flag stands in a boat as it battles waves, there is a ship battle is in the background
Description: Engraving Print; By J. E. Kelly after M. W. Baldwin; C. 1875; Framed Dimensions 14H X 16W
Accession #: 68-409-C
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This print depicts the peril Captain Oliver Hazard Perry faced in transferring his flag from USS Lawrence to USS Niagara. The legend printed on the flag "Don't Give Up the Ship, were the orders of the ship's namesake, Captain James Lawrence, as he was carried from the deck of his own ship, USS Chesapeake, during its fateful encounter with HMS Shannon three months earlier. Perry had the words stitched onto the pennant he flew from the bow of Lawrence.

Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • War of 1812 1812-1815
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