This Day in History Entry #292

September 10th, 2014 by Wordsman

At the first, Britain held the Lake tight
But the stage soon was set for a fight
Though his flagship went down
Perry still won renown
“Met the foe; they are ours,” he’d write

Event: U.S. ships under Oliver Hazard Perry defeat the British in the Battle of Lake Erie
Year: 1813
Learn more: The Battle of Lake Erie

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