Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Capt. Collins” in article 4 of The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...e U. S. frigate Santee.
They were armed with six Minnie rifles, eight cutlasses and a brace of pistols each.
They also had a 3-pounder aboard ready for action.
The Purdy had on board three men, Capt. Collins , John Denniston and M. B. Gordy, and a small boy. They had three double-barrel shot guns, a revolver and a 2-pounder which was below.
The captain of the launch demanded the surrender of the Pur...
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