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Destruction of the Caleb Cushing

U.S.S. Caleb Cushing, destroyed by Confederate Rebels in Portland, 1863. Source: Maine Historical Society.

U.S.S. Caleb Cushing, destroyed by Confederate Rebels in Portland, 1863. Source: Maine Historical Society.

The Maine Historical Society posted today’s featured flashback photo, the Destruction of the Caleb Cushing. The Cushing, a revenue cutter, was captured by a daring crew of Confederates in 1863 who were caught trying to guide her out of Portland Harbor. Though they surrendered, they first destroyed the vessel.
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