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Perry

 
 
Perry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Perry Marker
Inscription.
[ Back of Monument : ]
“We have met the enemy
and they are ours”

Sept. 10th, 1813.

 
Erected 1885.
 
Location. 41° 29.398′ N, 71° 18.858′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is at the intersection of Touro Street and Touro Ct., on the left when traveling east on Touro Street. Click for map. Marker is located in Washington Square. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buliod-Perry House (a few steps from this marker); Eisenhower Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colony House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilbour-Ellery House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Colony House / The State House (about 300 feet away); Militia Common (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Biography of Commodore Perry. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Back of Monument
This quote refers to Commodore Perry's description of his encounter with the British Navy during the Battle of Lake Erie.
 

2. War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie: Oliver Perry's Miraculous Victory. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
The statue, modeled by William Green Turner, depicts Perry in a triumphant pose after his victory on Lake Erie.
Perry Monument in Washington Square image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Perry Monument in Washington Square
Closeup of Oliver Perry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. Closeup of Oliver Perry
Grave of Commodore Perry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
6. Grave of Commodore Perry
Commodore Perry is burried in Island Cemetery in Newport, not far from the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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