Boxer and Enterprise Battle

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Title

Boxer and Enterprise Battle

Description

A three foot by four foot shadow box, framed in brown painted wood. Inside on a white background there are two smaller frames, also brown, one with a written description of the battle, the other contains a painting of the battle, with the two ships side by side firing a broadside, with smoke surrounding them.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

circa 1980

Medium

Wood
Glass

Temporal Coverage

1813

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Inscription

ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1913 OFF MONHEGAN ISLAND IN THE GULF OF MAINE, THE AMERICAN BRIG "ENTERPRISE", COMMANDED BY 28 YEAR OLD LT. WILLIAM BURROWS, ENGAGED IN BATTLE WITH THE BRITISH BRIG, "BOXER", COMMANDED BY 29 YEAR OLD CAPT. SAMUEL BLYTHE. BOTH SHIPS FIRED BROAD SIDES ON EACH OTHER AT CLOSE RANGE FOR FORTY FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE BADLY DAMAGED BOXER SURRENDERED. CAPT. BLYTHE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY AND LT. BURROWS DIED FROM INJURIES DURING THE ENCOUNTER. BOTH MEN WERE BURIED WITH FULL HONORS, SIDE BY SIDE IN PORTLAND'S EASTERN CEMETERY.

Files

Boxer and Enterprise Battle.JPG

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Citation

“Boxer and Enterprise Battle,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed April 26, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/14.

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