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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.