Event Summary

"The Inglorious First of June"


June 1, 1813


Called "The Inglorious First of June"; USS Chesapeake destroyed by HMS Shannon 30 miles off Boston Harbor; Chesapeake�s Captain James Lawrence dies after his order, "Don�t give up the ship." Later that year George Crowninshield, Jr. travels to Halifax to recover the bodies of Lawrence and a lieutenant for reburial in Salem; Stephen Decatur rebuffed in his attempt to run a blockade on Long Island Sound

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Record ID

Record ID: 409