Figurehead From General Armstrong

Captain Samuel Chester Reid scuttled his ship, the General Armstrong, rather than surrender to the British during the War of 1812. The boatswains mate removed the ship's figurehead and carried it safely ashore.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0039
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Naval Academy Museum