Saturday, May 24, 2014

Gunboats Launched In May


From The United States: its beginnings, progress and modern development, Volume 5, by Jesse Ames Spencer:

With characteristic energy, [Oliver Hazard] Perry organized the citizens of Erie into a guard, sent to Buffalo for soldiers and arms, and went to Pittsburg for the other necessary supplies. By hard work three gunboats were launched early in May and the others on May 24.

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