Captain James Lawrence "Don't Give Up The Ship," July 10, 1813 newspaper article. Captain James LAWRENCE.
Captain James Lawrence "Don't Give Up The Ship," July 10, 1813 newspaper article
Captain James Lawrence "Don't Give Up The Ship," July 10, 1813 newspaper article
Captain James Lawrence "Don't Give Up The Ship," July 10, 1813 newspaper article

Captain James Lawrence "Don't Give Up The Ship," July 10, 1813 newspaper article

Place Published: Baltimore
Publisher: Niles' The Weekly Register
Date Published: 1813
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

Captain James Lawrence died June 4, 1813 on the USS Chesapeake. This original 6-1/8 x 9-3/4 inches and complete 16 page page [297] to 312 issue of Niles' The Weekly Register dated July 10, 1813 reporting the death and details was publish less than 5 weeks later. Disbound and loose pages, otherwise, very good condition

Report on The Death of Captain James Lawrence; His Command of The USS Chesapeake, "The Body of Lawrence Was Prostrate; But His Spirit Remained Erect; He Saw and Felt The fortune of War Was Against Him; Yet Cried Out, "Don't Give Up The Ship," Though The Enemy Was Carrying Everything Before Him"

Additional Reports Include: GENERAL PIKE ; WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ; OFFICIAL BRITISH PROCLAMATION ; CHESAPEAKE BLOCKADE

James Lawrence was an American naval officer. During the War of 1812, he commanded USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon commanded by Philip Broke. He is probably best known today for his last words or "dying command" "Don't give up the ship!", which is still a popular naval battle cry, and which was invoked by Oliver Hazard Perry's personal battle flag, adopted to commemorate his dead friend.
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