September 10, 1813
The Americans were victorious at Put-in-Bay.
After building a fleet at Erie, Pennsylvania, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led his small command into battle against a British fleet in western Lake Erie. The American victory off present-day Sandusky, Ohio, was responsible for turning the tide of the war in the western theater and forcing the British to evacuate Detroit.
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