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Captain James Mugford, Jr.
 Continental Navy






James Mugford, Jr. - Continental Navy, Revolutionary War - commanded the schooner Franklin off Boston. On May 17, 1776 he captured the British ship Hope loaded with vitally needed cargo of military stores and powder, and took his prize into Boston, running under the noses of the British fleet lying in the outer harbor. General George Washington's army was very short of munitions at that time. Two days later, Captain Mugford was killed in the Battle of Shirley Gut.

Wikipedia: James Mugford

The Islands of Boston Harbor, Edward Rowe Snow: pg 472

King's Handbook of Boston Harbor: pg 138

Marblehead 101, Marblehead and the American Revolution: Captain James Mugford

Mugford.org: The Battle of Shirley Gut

Memorial location: Corner of Winthrop Shore Sr. and Beacon St.

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