Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Benjamin Radford signed a receipt for $24 he received for "a mahogany coffin and trimmings" for Capt. Samuel Blyth (1783-1813) of the British Royal Navy, commander of the Boxer.
Blyth and William Burroughs, commander of the American brig Enterprise, both were killed in a battle Sept. 5, 1813 off the coast of Maine.
The Americans won the battle. The two captains are buried side by side in Portland's Eastern Cemetery.
About This Item
- Title: Receipt for Capt. Blyth coffin, 1813
- Creator: Benjamin Radford
- Creation Date: 1813
- Subject Date: 1813
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 12.4 cm x 19.2 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 21, Box 7/7
- Collection: Thomas G. Thornton papers
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Blyth, Samuel, 1784-1813--Death & burial
- Blyth, Samuel, 1784-1813--Tombs
- Boxer (Brig : 1813)
- Burrows, William, 1785-1813--Death & burial
- Burrows, William, 1785-1813--Tombs
- Campaigns & battles--Maine--Monhegan Island
- Eastern Cemetery (Portland, Me.)
- Enterprise (Ship)
- Monuments & memorials--Maine--Portland
- Naval warfare--Maine
- United States--History--War of 1812
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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