'Caleb Cushing' emblem, ca. 1860

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

The U.S. Treasury emblem was saved from the revenue cutter Caleb Cushing after she was captured at dock in Portland by Confederate raiders on June 26, 1863, then blown up in Portland Harbor as the Rebels were unable to escape with their conquest.

After the ship exploded, a number of private boats moved close to the scene, and their occupants picked up debris as souvenirs.

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Caleb Cushing' emblem, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, paint
  • Local Code: FR41
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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