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Person/Organization: Burrows, William

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Item 131

The "Boxer" and "Enterprise," Monhegan, 1831

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1813-09-05 Location: Monhegan Media: Watercolor on paper

Item 14868

Graves of the Captains, Portland, 1876

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1876 Location: Portland Media: Painting

Item 36269

Receipt for Capt. Blyth coffin, 1813

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1813 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.