New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Captain James Lawrence & Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow
Captain James Lawrence
of the United States Navy,
Who fell on the 1st day of June 1813, in the 32nd year of his age, in the action between the frigates Chesapeake and Shannon. He was distinguished on various occasions, but especially when commanding the sloop of war Hornet he captured and sunk his Britanick Majesty’s sloop of war Peacock after a desperate action of fourteen minutes. His bravery in action was equaled only by his modesty in triumph, and his magnanimity to the vanquished. In private life, he was a Gentleman of the most generous and endearing qualities. The whole nation mourned his loss and the Enemy contended with his Countrymen who should most honor his remains.
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The Heroick Commander
of the frigate Chesapeake,
whose remains are here deposited expressed with his expiring breath, his devotion to his Country.
Neither the fury of battle, nor the horrors of approaching death, could subdue his gallant Spirit.
His dying words were
“Don’t Give Up The Ship.”
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Captain James Lawrence,
Born July 15th, 1788,
Died Sept. 15th, 1865.
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In memory of
Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow
Born in Newburgh 1792, Died in Halifax 1813. Scarcely was he twenty-one years of age, when like the blooming Euryalus he accompanied his beloved commander to battle. Never could it have been more truly said ‘His amor unus pariterque in bella ruebant.’
The favourite of Lawrence and Second in command, he emulated the patriotic valour of his friend on the bloody decks of the Chesapeake and when required, like him, yielded with courageous resignation.
Location. 40° 42.465′ N, 74° 0.721′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is located in the south churchyard of Trinity Church. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York State Society of the Cincinnati (here, next to this marker); Trinity Church (a few steps from this marker); The American Institute of Architects (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen Elizabeth II (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wall (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
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