Sunday, February 17, 2013

Perry Assigned To The Lake Erie Fleet

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry - About 1815

On February 17 of the following year [1813], Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who had been stationed at Newport, Rhode Island, in command of a flotilla, was assigned to the command of the fleet intended for service on Lake Erie.

A blog post about Perry and Chauncey here.  Another portrait here.

1 comment:

Dorene from Ohio said...

What a terrific primary source! Thanks so much for this post!