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Augustus Ludlow

Born: Jan 1, 1792

Death: Jun 13, 1813

Birthplace: Newburgh

Nationality: United States

Augustus Ludlow

Date of Birth : Jan 1, 1792
Date of Death : Jun 13, 1813
Birth Place : Newburgh

Augustus C. Ludlow was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. Ludlow was born in Newburgh, New York. He was appointed midshipmen April 2, 1804 and commissioned Lieutenant June 3, 1810. Ludlow was second in command to Captain James Lawrence on the USS Chesapeake during the ship’s engagement with HMS Shannon on June 1, 1813. It was to Ludlow that Lawrence said "Don't give up the ship." Both Ludlow and Lawrence were mortally wounded in that battle, and died in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 13, 1813. Lieutenant Ludlow is interred, together with Captain James Lawrence and Lawrence's widow, in the graveyard of Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York City.

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