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The Battle of Lake Erie was a critical battle in the little-known War of 1812. As the sun rose in the morning of Sept. 10, 1813 an American lookout spotted six British ships to the northwest of Put-in-Bay in Lake Erie. Oliver Hazard Perry, the Master Commandant, issued orders and prepared to sail to engage the enemy.

 

Learn about Ohio's role in the War of 1812 from Roberta Jones, a former National Park Service Ranger from Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. The famous painting Perry's Victory serves as a backdrop for the talks.

War of 1812 Bicentennial Events : Ready for Battle: Remembering the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie

 

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