In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, funding was approved in the state’s FY2013 budget for the purpose of preserving objects in the Commonwealth which are significant to the history of the Civil War.
On November 26, 1861, Gideon C. Hoxie, captain of the Eben Dodge, set sail from New Bedford, Massachusetts on a whaling voyage to the South Pacific. He did not get very far. On December 8, Hoxie’s ship became the first whaler since the War of 1812 to be captured at sea by an enemy vessel.
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