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James Lawrence
Birth: Oct. 1, 1781
Death: Jun. 1, 1813

War of 1812 United States Naval Officer. He commanded the frigate "USS Chesapeake" in its battle with the British Royal Navy frigate "HMS Shannon". After a fierce fight the Shannon defeated Captain Lawrence's command, and he was mortally wounded. His dying words "Don't Give Up The Ship" became a rallying cry during the war, and has achieved legend status in American history. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Julia Montaudevert Lawrence (1788 - 1865)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Lawrence Griffin (1810 - 1843)*
  James Montaudevert Lawrence (1813 - 1814)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Killed in Action in the War of 1812
 
Burial:
Trinity Churchyard
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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James Lawrence
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James Lawrence
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James Lawrence
Added by: Lorenzo Brieba
 
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- MsFoxRider
 Added: May. 31, 2014
Dont Give Up The Ship
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 Added: Mar. 9, 2014

- MFPS
 Added: Oct. 1, 2013
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