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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours

 
 
Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours Marker
Inscription.  Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.

British Naval cannon captured by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet during the Battle of Lake Erie at Put In Bay, Ohio, September 10th 1813 during what was called the War of 1812.

The Battle of Lake Erie was the last engagement in the War of 1812 that occurred within the territorial limits of Ohio. Considered a continuation of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the American victory on Lake Erie preserved the Northwest Territory as a part of the United States. The Northwest Territory included all of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota. Peace was declared December 24, 1814.

Marker erected September 10, 2002 by the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve.
 
Erected 2002 by the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. 41° 30.163′ N, 81° 41.877′ W.
The marker and cannon image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. The marker and cannon
Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from West Lakeside Avenue near West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. It is in Fort Huntington Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); John T. Corrigan (within shouting distance of this marker); Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry v. Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burnham Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Stone Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ohio AFL-CIO (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,227 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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