Alexander Scammel Wadsworth, ca. 1820

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Alexander Scammel Wadsworth (1790-1851) was a officer who served for many years in the United States Navy, most notably as a lieutenant aboard the USS <i>Constitution</i> during its historic battle with the HMS <i>Guerriere</i>during the War of 1812. Commodore Wadsworth was the son of Elizabeth Bartlett and General Peleg Wadsworth, and uncle of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

This is an early 20th century reproduction photograph of a painting, likely painted when Wadsworth was in his 30s. The location of the original painting is unknown.

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  • Title: Alexander Scammel Wadsworth, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: photographic print
  • Local Code: A85-494
  • Object Type: Image

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

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