Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819

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Birth 1785-08-23
Death 1819-08-23

Biographical notes:

U. S. naval officer; hero of the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813.

From the description of Battle of Lake Erie orders, log extract, and victory announcement,, 1813 July 8-10 Sept. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 77481334

Born in South Kingston, R.I., Aug. 23, 1785; famous for his battle on Lake Erie, with his dispatch to General Harrison, "We have met the enemy & they are ours", Sep. 10, 1813; U.S.Congress voted thanks, a medal & rank of Captain, died on the Isl. of Trinidad, Aug. 23, 1819; a granite obelisk is erected to his memory by state of Rhode Island. (Herringshaw's Amer. Biogr.) (with portr.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Oliver H. Perry papers, 1810-1815 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 618023147

Perry was born in South Kingston, RI and joined the navy at age fourteen. He won fame when he defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

From the description of Letter, January 1, 1816. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 742361954

Naval officer.

From the description of Oliver Hazard Perry papers, 1815-1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979813

From the description of Letter of Oliver Hazard Perry, 1814. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450034


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