23 August 2014

Midshipman Oliver Hazard Perry


Newport has a glorious and precious heritage in the memory of Oliver Hazard Perry, and although born in South Kingstown, R.I., August 23d, 1785, he seems peculiarly our own, for in Newport he was baptized, educated, and married; with Newport men he sailed to victory upon Lake Erie; and in the Island cemetery at Newport he lies buried.

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