Graves of the Captains, 1876
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Artist Charles Frederick Kimball depicts the graves of Lieutenant William Burrows, captain of the USS Enterprise, and Captain Samuel Blyth, commander of the HMS Boxer.
Both were killed when their ships engaged in battle off the coast of Portland on Sept. 5, 1813.
After the battle, which the Enterprise won, an elaborate funeral was held in Portland for the two captains, and they were interred side by side in Eastern Cemetery. Two years later, a sailor from the Enterprise died from wounds received during the battle and was buried next to the captains. All three graves eventually received monuments.
- Title: Graves of the Captains, 1876
- Creator: Kimball, Charles Frederick
- Creation Date: 1876
- Subject Date: 1876
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Painting
- Dimensions (cm): 67 x 94
- Local Code: A86-843
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
Burrows, William, 1785-1813--Tombs
Burrows, William, 1785-1813--Death & burial
Blyth, Samuel, 1784-1813--Death & burial
Eastern Cemetery (Portland, Me.)
Monuments & memorials--Maine--Portland
Blyth, Samuel, 1784-1813--Tombs
Campaigns & battles--Maine--Monhegan Island
United States--History--War of 1812
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