Lake Erie, Battle of
LAKE ERIE, BATTLE OF
LAKE ERIE, BATTLE OF (10 September 1813). The victory of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's American fleet off Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie, was the major naval engagement on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812 and ensured immediate American control of Lake Erie and thus the freedom to invade Canada. The American and British fleets met in a light afternoon breeze, and, in close fighting, the Caledonia was nearly destroyed before the Niagara and the tardy Lawrence arrived to give support and force Robert H. Barclay, commander of the Detroit and the Queen Charlotte, to surrender. Perry sent to General William Henry Harrison, commander of the American army in the Northwest, his famous message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours."
Bancroft, George. History of the Battle of Lake Erie, and Miscellaneous Papers. New York: Bonner, 1891.
Morison, Samuel E. "Old Bruin": Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1794–1858; The American Naval Officer Who Helped Found Liberia. … Boston: Little, Brown, 1967.
Skaggs, David C. A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Walter B.Norris/a. r.
"Lake Erie, Battle of." Dictionary of American History. . Encyclopedia.com. (June 22, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/lake-erie-battle
"Lake Erie, Battle of." Dictionary of American History. . Retrieved June 22, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/lake-erie-battle
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.