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Chest from the ship Boxer, ca. 1813

Chest from the ship Boxer, ca. 1813

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A label inside this chest says, "Arms chest from the British Brig Boxer captured near Portland, Sept. 5, 1813.

The U.S. Brig Enterprise and the British Brig Boxer fought off Monhegan Island. The Boxer's commander, Captain Samuel Blyth, 29 years of age, was killed in the opening exchange of cannon fire.

On the Enterprise, Captain William Burrows, age 28, was mortally wounded a short time later.

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