Battle of Erie, 2.d View.
Printed by Sam.l Maverick New York. [n.d. c.1815.]
Engraving. 133 x 215mm. 5¼ x 8½". Tear to right.
The War of 1812 at Lake Erie where Commander Oliver Perry fought a successful and victorious fleet actions against a task force of the Royal Navy. Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of Great Britain's Royal Navy. This ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh. It was one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812.
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