Event Summary

Captain Oliver Hazard Perry defeats British ships in Lake Erie

Date

September 10, 1813

Description

Captain Oliver Hazard Perry, aboard USS Lawrence, defeats British ships in Battle of Lake Erie with ships constructed on site; Dispatch to Washington: "We have met the enemy and they are ours"

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Related Water Bodies

Great Lakes,

Record ID

Record ID: 410