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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)
onsul at Paris for the Federal Government during the war. His efforts to circumvent the construction of Confederate cruisers were untiring and in great measure successful in keeping in check the foreign tendency to encourage the division of the United States. At the very outset of this diplomatic struggle the Federal Government narrowly escaped becoming involved in war with England when Captain Charles Wilkes, in the San Jacinto, seized Mason and Slidell aboard the British steamer Trent, Nov. 8, 1861. Had not the captain of the Trent forgotten to throw his vessel on the hands of Captain Wilkes as a prize, hostilities could scarcely have been prevented. While Mason and Slidell were paving the way with diplomacy, a commission of Confederate naval officers, with headquarters in London, were striving energetically to arrange for the purchase and building of vessels to be used as blockade-runners or privateers. Particularly active among these officers was Captain James Newland Maffit, C
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), Naval chronology 1861-1865: important naval engagements of the Civil war March, 1861-June, 1865 (search)
re disabled and returned, 2 were driven ashore, and 2 foundered. 7 lives lost. November 7, 1861. Federal fleet under Du Pont captured Forts Walker and Beauregard at Port Royal entrance, and took the town of Beaufort, S. C. November 7-8, 1861. Two launches and 40 men, commanded by Lieut. Jas. E. Jouett, from the U. S. frigate Santee, off Galveston, Texas, surprised and cut out the Confed. privateer Royal Yacht. November 8, 1861. Capt. Chas. Wilkes, commanding U. S. screNovember 8, 1861. Capt. Chas. Wilkes, commanding U. S. screw sloop San Jacinto, removed by force Confed. Commissioners Jas. M. Mason and John Slidell from British mail steamer Trent. November 18, 1861. U. S. gunboat Conestoga engaged Confed. batteries on the Tennessee River, and silenced them. November 19, 1861. The ship Harvey Birch was captured and burnt in the English Channel by the Confed. steamer Nashville. First flotilla of the tone Fleet sailed for the South, from Conn. and Mass. November 24, 1861. Tybee Island, i