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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
cutters. Acting-Ensign Lieutenant-Commander (now Captain) A. W. Weaver. Wm. McKendry was in charge of one cutter, Acting-Master's Mate L. N. Cornthwait in charge of the other, with Acting-Assistant Surgeon Charles Little and Assistant-Engineer W. I. Barrington; the sailors consisted of 21 of the crew. Mr. Sheffield had orders to proceed up the Santee, capture the steamer if possible, and bring her out; if not, to burn her. Cuttingout expeditions are always hazardous, and this was no excf the Winona boarded her, drove the men below, and a sentry was placed at each hatch. The captain of the prize had been captured by the sailors while attempting to make his way on shore. There being no indication of a battery on shore, Engineer Barrington immediately commenced to start the fires. The chain was hove short, but the vessel was so fastened by stern chains that were shackled around her after-bitts that it was found impossible to slip them, and the party commenced to cut them wi