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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
e found himself close aboard the schooners. Without hesitation, orders were given Mr. Reynolds to board one, while Mr. French carried the other. Both were taken without resistance, though the crews aggregated twenty men, nearly equal to the crews of the two boats. The Princess Royal's cutter captured the Annie Sophia. and the Bienville's, the Pet, both supposed to be English. After getting the schooners underway and securing their crews, one was placed in charge of Boatswain's Mate, Thomas Gallyer, of the Bienville, and the other in charge of Acting-Master's Mate Johnson, with orders to proceed to the Bienville, where they subsequently arrived in safety. Mr. French then proceeded in company with the other boat to perform the duty of destroying the Wren; but, finding it impracticable (owing to the strong current and wind against him, with his reduced crews) to find the Wren, or make good headway, and having parted company from the other boat in the darkness, he concluded that it w