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Oliver Hazard Perry

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American naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry who, among other exploits, led American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, during the 1812 war against Britain. Before that he had fought in the Barbary Wars, in the Caribbean fighting piracy and the slave trade,

Perry died in 1819, but this engraving, by an unknown official USN artist, is thought to have been made in 1917.

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Original engraving.

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