Who Fought the Battle of Lake Erie

  • Three Battle of Lake Erie US Regular soldier uniforms, white pants, blue jackets, hats with a plume
    Battle of Lake Erie Roster

    Sailors and soldiers served aboard the Battle of Lake Erie Fleet. Those who survived are noted on this page.

  • An artist rendering of two dead sailors on the deck of a ship, two wounded men and a few others
    Killed and Wounded

    Carved on the walls inside the Memorial's rotunda are the names of ships and the men aboard them who were wounded and killed in the battle.

  • The isolated image of a ship from a brightly painted mural, firing cannons from both sides
    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.

  • Oliver Hazard Perry in 1812 high collar naval uniform jacket, blue with gold breast trim and epulets
    Oliver Hazard Perry

    Who was Oliver Hazard Perry and what propelled him to Commodore rank? What was his success in the Battle of Lake Erie.

  • Man with wavy brown hair in a dark blue jacket with gold epulets, a blue ascot under a white shirt a
    Robert Heriot Barclay

    As Commander of the British flagship, the Detroit, Barclay suffered injury and ultimately defeat. Click for more of his story.

  • Native American man wearing a read beret and red jacket with gold epulets

    Allied with the British on land, Tecumseh's dream was to reclaim a peaceful homeland for all Native Americans. Learn about his efforts.



The basic information for those that shaped the war and peace around Lake Erie during the War of 1812 are here grouped by their country or if American Indian. More in depth biographies on the two squadron commanders and Tecumseh are at the bottom.

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        Last updated: September 27, 2023

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