[Front of Monument (Bronze Relief)]:? Capture of the Macedonian ?
? The American Frigate United States ?Commodore Stephen Decatur, cruising between the Azores and Cape Verde Islands on October 25, 1812, was sighted by the British frigate? Macedonian ?Captain John S. Carden, and the two ships joined action. A sanguinary fight was maintained, when after two hours, the Macedonian losing her mizzenmast and main topmast, became unmanageable and with 104 casualties out of a total of 254 and many of her guns disabled, hauled down her colors.
[Back of Monument]:
Figurehead & 4 - 18 poundersof the British FrigateMacedoniancaptured October 25th 1812by the United States FrigateUnited Statesunder command of Captain Stephen Decatur,United States Navy