Captain James Lawrence & Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow

Captain James Lawrence & Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow (HMG8Z)

Location: New York, NY 10006 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.465', W 74° 0.721'

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In memory of
Captain James Lawrence
of the United States Navy,
Who fell on the 1st day of June 1813, in the 32nd year of his age, in the action between the frigates Chesapeake and Shannon. He was distinguished on various occasions, but especially when commanding the sloop of war Hornet he captured and sunk his Britanick Majesty's sloop of war Peacock after a desperate action of fourteen minutes. His bravery in action was equaled only by his modesty in triumph, and his magnanimity to the vanquished. In private life, he was a Gentleman of the most generous and endearing qualities. The whole nation mourned his loss and the Enemy contended with his Countrymen who should most honor his remains.

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The Heroick Commander
of the frigate Chesapeake,
whose remains are here deposited expressed with his expiring breath, his devotion to his Country.
Neither the fury of battle, nor the horrors of approaching death, could subdue his gallant Spirit.
His dying words were
"Don't Give Up The Ship."

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Julia Montaudevert
Widow of
Captain James Lawrence,
Born July 15th, 1788,
Died Sept. 15th, 1865.

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In memory of
Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow
of the United States Navy.
Born in Newburgh 1792, Died in Halifax 1813. Scarcely was he twenty-one years of age, when like the blooming Euryalus he accompanied his beloved commander to battle. Never could it have been more truly said ?His amor unus pariterque in bella ruebant.'
The favourite of Lawrence and Second in command, he emulated the patriotic valour of his friend on the bloody decks of the Chesapeake and when required, like him, yielded with courageous resignation.
HM NumberHMG8Z
Year Placed1865
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583457 N 4506784
Decimal Degrees40.70775000, -74.01201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.465', W 74° 0.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 27.90" N, 74° 0' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 73-81 Broadway, New York NY 10006, US
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