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The Battle of Lake Erie


The Battle of Lake Erie, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Put-in-Bay, was fought on September, 1813, in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of Great Britain's Royal Navy. This ensured American control of the lake for the remainder of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh. It was one of the biggest naval battles of the war of 1812.

 

Date: September 10, 1813
Location: Lake Erie, near Put-in-Bay, Ohio
Result: Decisive American Victory

 

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