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Collection Reference Number GLC09108
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Oliver H. Perry to Major General William Henry Harrison discussing the possibility of a battle on Lake Erie
Date 5 August 1813
Author Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819)  
Recipient Harrison, William Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Before the battle of Lake Erie, Perry has "succeeded in [getting one of] the Sloops of war over the bar...The enemy ...move seven over the bar...I am of opinion that in two days the Naval superiority will be decided on this Lake, and should we be successful, I shall sail for the head of the lake immediately to cooperate with you, and hope that our joint exertions will be productive of honor and advantage to our country." Damaged, with some text losses, with two additional autograph notes initialled by Perry.
Subjects Battle  Orderly Book  Military History  Navy  War of 1812  Battle  
People Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819)  Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)  
Place written Lake Erie
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859