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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
hat hove in sight. A few days afterwards, as nothing appeared, the Parke was set on fire and destroyed, after removing all valuables. Vessels on the Brazilian coast had heard of the Sumter's escape and had taken a new route homeward consequently. Semmes gained little by cruising between the parallels of 2°.30′ and 9.30′ North and the Meridians 41°.30′ and 47°.30′ West. So he made his way back to the West Indies, while the Powhatan about the same time followed in his track. On the 24th of October, the Sumter captured the schooner Daniel Trowbridge, of New Haven, loaded with everything a cruiser could desire, her deck even being filled with live stock. It took these cormorants two or three days to clear out this well-filled schooner, and as boat-load after boat-load was sent from the prize to the Sumter, Semmes gloated over the luxuries he was receiving. It does not seem to have occurred to him how much this resembled the achievements of old buccaneering days, when the sea-