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NH 48251 Action between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon, 1 June 1813

Photo #: NH 48251  Action between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon, 1 June 1813
Title: Action between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon, 1 June 1813
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Description: Engraving by Henry Bryan Hall after a painting by Alonzo Chappel, published circa 1858 by Martin, Johnson & Company. Entitled Death of Captain Lawrence, it depicts Captain James Lawrence, Commanding Officer of USS Chesapeake, being carried below after he had been mortally wounded early in the battle. His final command to Chesapeake's officers and crew was Don't Give Up the Ship. Courtesy of Colonel J.R. Taylor, October 1938. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 48251
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