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'Caleb Cushing' emblem, ca. 1860

'Caleb Cushing' emblem, ca. 1860

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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.


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