Reserve Cutter Stationed Here During Civil War

US Revenue Cutter Forward
Oil Painting-Artist Unknown
Coast Guard Academy Museum Art Collection

The Forward, a 89-foot topsail schooner that displaced 139 tons, was built by William Easby of Washington for $3,786.75. She was in service from 1842 until she was sold in 1865. She was home ported in Baltimore, MD and later Wilmington, DE and saw service during the Mexican War, including the assault on Tabasco in 1846. She was transferred briefly to the Coast Survey in 1847. During the Civil War she was stationed in Beaufort, NC.