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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 2 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
f man from Semmes. A thorough master of his profession, and possessed of all the qualities that make a favorite naval commander, he became a successful raider of the sea; but he made no enemies among those officers who had once known him and who now missed his genial humor in their messes. He was a. veritable rover, but was never inhumane to those whom the fortunes of war threw into his hands, and he made himself as pleasant, while emptying a ship of her cargo and then scuttling her. as Claude Duval when robbing a man of his purse or borrowing his watch from his pocket. After Maffitt's vessel was released from the Court of Nassau (the trial having been a farce), he made arrangements to mount her guns and man her from the motley crew of sailors that floated about the town ready for any kind of work that might offer, so long as they did not compromise themselves with some power having plenty of ships-of-war, that could catch them and hang them to the yard-arm if they happened to bur
Dick Turpin Redivivus. --The romantic days of Dick Turpin, Claude Duval and others of that ilk are being revived on the Pacific coast, and high way robbery is of frequent occurrence. A few weeks since a stage was stopped about one mile from Virginia City, Nevada, according to the old rules of the road. An obstruction was placed on the highway, and as the stage came up, the postillion received orders to "halt." He did so; a cocked musket was pointed at his head; and others of the gang made the passengers get out and stand in a row on the wayside. Men kept guard over them with loaded pistols, while others relieved them of watches, money and other valuables. The thieves got about fifteen thousand dollars in cash, besides six gold watches and several diamond jewels. A lady in the coach was not molested, for the leader of the gang said he would "scorn to rob a woman." Wells, Fargo & Co's express was robbed; the bullion was thrown away but the coin was appropriated. After the