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April 20, 2012

This Day in History

On this day in 1861, the schooner Hebron, captained by George W. Jefts of Newburyport, was captured and sunk at Norfolk, Va., by the rebels. On Monday afternoon, May 6, the schooner's flag, which was not captured, was flung to the breeze over Merrimac Street near Market Square. It bore the words, "The flag was all that was saved from her."

Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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