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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The Confederate cruisers and the Alabama : the Confederate destroyers of commerce (search)
a crew. Read started north and within a month had captured five vessels. Four of these were burned, and to the fifth, the schooner Tacony, Read transferred himself and his crew. The Tuscarora near Gibraltar, in chase of the Confederate cruisers The U. S. S. Tuscarora with other vessels during the latter half of 1861 was scouring the seas in search of the Sumter --the first of the Confederate cruisers to get to sea, eluding the blockading squadron at the mouth of the Mississippi, June 30, 1861. She was a 500-ton passenger steamer with a speed of but ten knots and had been declared unfit for naval service by a board of Confederate officers. Captain Raphael Semmes, upon seeing the report, said: Give me that ship; I think I can make her answer the purpose. Within a week after she got away, the Sumter had made eight prizes. On Nov. 23d Semmes cleverly eluded the Iroquois, then lying outside the harbor of St. Pierre, Martinique, and cruised to Gibraltar. There the Sumter was b