Battle of Lake Erie

by John J. Miller on September 10, 2013

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The bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie is upon us: On September 10, 1813, the U.S. Navy defeated the British, shaping the course of the War of 1812. If the British had won, I might still be living in Michigan but it would be a part of Canada.

I recently podcasted with Ron Utt, author of Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy.

Here’s a painting by William Henry Powell, who was born after the battle. It’s part of the U.S. Senate’s art collection.

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