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

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

8-23-1785 to 8-23-1819

— Hero of Battle of Lake Erie —

 
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2022
1. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker
Inscription.  
On September 10, 1813, during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry commanded victory for US. Naval forces during the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-In-Bay, Ohio. The battle took place just 5 1/2 miles west of Cleveland. Many historians called the War of 1812 the second half of the American Revolution. Many issues were not settled between England and our new government in the first conflict. The opening of the Northwest Territory, Trade and territorial control were not resolved until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814, ending the war.

Commander Perry is remembered for the words on his battle flag, "Don't Give Up The Ship", and his dispatch to William Henry Harrison, commander of the Army of the Northwest, after the victory, "We have met the enemy and they are ours, two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop” is a hallmark of U.S. Naval History.

Commandant Perry reviewed the troops at Fort Huntington before the Battle of Lake Erie and returned to Cleveland to celebrate the victory. The Battle of Lake Erie, which included the capture of six ships of the British Royal Navy, ensured American control
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of Lake Erie for the remainder of the War of 1812.

This plaque, dedicated September 10, 2016, by the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve, and is intended to remind us all that freedom does not come free. It was designed and placed at this site with funds donated by its members.
 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 2016.
 
Location. 41° 30.152′ N, 81° 41.881′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. It is in Downtown. Memorial is on West Lakeside Avenue just east of West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1141 W 3rd St, Cleveland OH 44113, 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 (here, next to this marker); Samuel Huntington (here, next to this marker); Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (a few steps from this marker); We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours (a few steps from this marker); John T. Corrigan (a few steps from this marker); Navy Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry v. Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); War Savings Stamps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 1, 2022
2. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2023, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2023, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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