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War of 1812 Captain Lawrence

Lawrence County Historical Society Historian Chuck King will present the program Includes war artifacts Learn about naval heroes Oliver Hazard Perry & James Lawrence Discover why Lawrence County was named after James Lawrence Presentation of a commissioned painting of Capt. Lawrence to the Society New Castle News coverage

photo of Captain of James Lawrence

Captain James Lawrence

WHAT DOES WHAT HAPPENED 200 YEARS AGO ON LAKE ERIE HAVE TO DO WITH LAWRENCE COUNTY? By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) During the war of 1812 (our second war for independence) U.S. Navy Captain James Lawrence (photo) took command of the frigate USS Chesapeake. While leaving Boston he immediately …