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Chappel. Alonzo, (1828-1887) Death of Captain Lawrence

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0044 Author/Creator: Chappel. Alonzo, (1828-1887) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1856 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 28 x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One engraving entitled, "Death of Captain Lawrence" dated 1856. Depicts battle between United States and British forces onboard the United States frigate, Chesapeak during the War of 1812. A mortally wounded Captain James Lawrence is carried by three sailors. Caption notes, "don't give up the ship." Engraved by H.B. Hall after a painting by Alonzo Chappel. Painting was in possession of publishers at time of engraving.

People: Chappel, Alonzo, 1828-1887
Hall, H.B., 1808-1884
Lawrence, James, 1781-1813
Broke, Phillip, 1776-1841

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: War of 1812BattleNavy

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