Perry's "Don't Give Up The Ship" Flag

Date:
1813
Originally made in 1813 to inspire American sailors going into battle, this historic flag and its motto have, for two hundred years, continued to inspire all who serve their country, especially those in the U.S. Navy. That summer, British troops had occupied Detroit and depended on supplies shipped across Lake Erie. Robert Heriot Barclay, a veteran officer in the Royal Navy, was given the mission of protecting the shipping. American Oliver Hazard Perry was ordered to stop it. On September 9, 1813, the opposing fleets battled for two grueling hours.Read more »

The Battle Of Lake Erie

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0040
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Copper Spike From Perry Ship

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0041
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Rear Admiral Alexander Van Keuren
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Gentleman's Walking Cane

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0042
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Douglas Avres, Jr.
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Portrait Of Oliver Hazard Perry

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0043
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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