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Fallen Heroes: Salem's Unique Connection to the War of 1812

  • St. Joseph Hall 160 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)

In partnership with Essex National Heritage Area Salem Historical Society presents:

Fallen Heroes: Salem’s Unique Connection to the War of 1812

“Don’t give up the ship” is the motto that the United States Navy sails under to this very day. However, few people are aware that these famous words were uttered during a battle that took place off of the coast of Essex County. These last words of Captain James Lawrence, as his ship USS Chesapeake succumbed to the HMS Shannon on June 1, 1813 were memorialized by his fellow ship captains and are honored by sailors today. However, the story doesn’t end there. Come hear Robin Woodman. President of Salem Historical Society, talk about this battle and its unique connection to the city of Salem.

This event is free and is presented as part of Essex Heritage's Trails & Sails programming.