1785, Aug 231819, Aug 23
an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He was the son of United States Navy Captain Christopher Raymond Perry and of Sarah Wallace Alexander, and the older brother of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Perry served in the West Indies during the Quasi War of 1798–1800 against France, in the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars of 1801–1815, and in the Caribbean fighting piracy and the slave trade, but is most noted for his heroic role in the War of 1812 during the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie.
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09/10/1813-Commander Oliver Hazard Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie
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James Lawrence
...popular naval battle cry, and which was invoked by Oliver Hazard Perry's personal battle flag, adopted to commemorate his...
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We have met the enemy, and they are ours.
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