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  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.
Very Good. Item #4272