'Caleb Cushing' emblem, ca. 1860Item 84481 info
Maine Historical Society
A year earlier, the Battle of Portland Harbor both excited and scared residents.
The revenue cutter Caleb Cushing, with only a small crew on board, sat at dock in Portland on June 26, 1863.
A Confederate raiding party in a fishing vessel they had captured earlier in Southport slipped into Portland Harbor, boarded the Caleb Cushing, and subdued the crew.