We have met the enemy may refer to: We have met the enemy and they are ours, part of a message from American naval officer Oliver Hazard Perry in 1813 after defeating and capturing Royal Navy ships in the Battle of Lake Erie.
After the battle, Perry sent his famous dispatch to Major General William Henry Harrison: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.
ORIGIN: After winning the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Perry wrote in a dispatch to General William Henry Harrison, “We have met the enemy, and he is ours.” Walt Kelly , author of the comic strip Pogo, reworded the phrase as “We have met the enemy and he is us,” in the foreword to his 1953
A message sent from the naval Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812, announcing a victory for the United States. The naval commander, Oliver Hazard Perry, addressed the words to the American land armies.
Pogo was a funny animal strip, dealing with the foibles of the denizens of Okefenokee Swamp. * The title character is a possum, gentle and kindly, who observes and often is the victim of the madness around him. His best friend in Albert the Alligator , who’s loud, bombastic, and egotistical, but a good friend to Pogo.
Master Commandant Oliver Perry wrote to Major General William Henry Harrison , “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Kelly’s parody of this famous battle report perfectly summarizes mankind’s tendency to create our own problems.
Setting. Pogo is set in the Georgia section of the Okefenokee Swamp; Fort Mudge and Waycross are occasionally mentioned. The characters live , for the most part, in hollow trees amidst lushly rendered backdrops of North American wetlands, bayous, lagoons and backwoods.
He is remembered for the words on his battle flag, “Don’t Give Up the Ship”, which was a tribute to the dying command of his colleague Captain James Lawrence of USS Chesapeake. He is also known for his message to General William Henry Harrison which reads in part, “We have met the enemy and they are ours; ”
The characters in “ Pogo ” are animals who live in Okefenokee Swamp, in Georgia. Pogo himself is a self-effacing possum . Other characters were Howland Owl, Albert the Alligator, and Churchy LaFemme, a turtle.