Saturday, May 18, 2013
Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819)
Hey, I found the reference! This is Oliver Hazard Perry, born in Wakefield, RI. He followed his father's footsteps a and began a career in the navy and given his first command in 1809. He then had a brilliant but controversial career, until he died aboard ship of Venezuela in 1819, a victim of yellow fever. Sold.