History & Culture

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The Battle of Lake Erie

At dawn, 10 September 1813, a United States Navy lookout spots six British vessels to the northwest of Put-in-Bay, learn what follows.

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Building A Memorial to Victory and Peace

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, 352 feet tall, was an engineering marvel of its time and an architectural statement.

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Those Who Took Up Arms

People from the Battle of Lake Erie included officers, militiamen from various states, infantry volunteers and many others


Other War of 1812 Battle Sites

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War of 1812

It was a small war, fought for obscure reasons along the fledgling republic's frontiers, but its consequences were far-reaching. The conflict helped to shape American identity, yet served not as an end, but as a harbinger for much greater change to come.

Last updated: September 20, 2023

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