Erie in Southern VictoryEdit
In 1881, during the Second Mexican War, the Royal Navy attempted to bring about a quick conclusion to the war by bombarding US Great Lakes cities. Although their main offensive on the Great Lakes was limited to Lake Ontario, Erie was attacked by the RN after they began to tighten their blockade by sea. The bombardment there set off huge fires in the waterfront district.
In 1942 General Irving Morrell concentrate his forces in built up areas by Lake Erie between Cleveland and Erie, Pennsylvania. This forced Confederate General George Patton to take the cities and towns with his barrels during Operation Coalscuttle since he could not surround them. In turn, this inflicted heavy casualties and slowed Patton's advance on Pittsburgh.
Erie in The War That Came EarlyEdit