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Catalog Number C12.503
Title Fragment from Commodore Perry's Flagship, "Lawrence"
Object Name Token, Commemorative
Description Small rectangular piece of wood-- has been cut and sanded.
Date 1813
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1815
Artist Unknown
Dimensions H-0.25 L-2.5 inches
Material Oak
Place of Origin USA
Provenance A typed note which was attached says, "A fragment from Commodore Perry's flagship, the Lawrence, in the battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10th, 1813". The Lawrence was disabled early in the battle, and Perry carried on his command from the USS Niagara.
People Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819
Search Terms Early Athenaeum Collection
Subjects Battles
Lake Erie
War of 1812
USS Lawrence