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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of
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Cruise of the C. S. Steamer Nashville. [from the Richmond, Va., dispatch, March 18, 1901.1 By Lieutenant W. C. Whittle, C. S. N. In 1861 the Nashville, then used as a freight and passenger steamer, was seized in the port of Charleston, S. C., by the Confederate authorities, and soon fitted out for the purpose of taking Messrs. Mason and Slidell to Europe. She was a side-wheel, brigrigged steamer, of about twelve or fourteen hundred tons, and was therefore deemed by them too large a vessel
and full a short time afterward and found us well out to sea, no attempt being made to pursue us that we could discover.
We ran on out to the inner edge of the Gulf stream, where we remained until the next day, and in the afternoon of the 18th of March shaped our course for Charleston.
Arriving in the midst of the blockading fleet there before dawn of the 19th, we discovered their position by the great number of rockets which they were sending up to signal the fact that our presence was kn