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Grave Crewmembers HMS Shannon

In St. Paul's Anglican Church is the grave of John Samwell (died 13 June 1813) and William Stevens (died 18 June 1813).
They were wounded in the Battle of Boston Harbor on 1 June 1813, during the War of 1812, when the USS Chesapeake was captured by the HMS Shannon. The Chesapeake conquest was a famous naval action for the Royal Navy and was also famous in the United States for the dying Captain James Lawrence's last words: "Don't give up the ship".

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