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The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Capture of the ship Finland by the Blockaders — the enemy compelled to abandon the ship — set fire to her and take to their boats. (search)
ws, the steamer Wm. H. Young, having in tow the privateer F. S. Bartow, with detachments from the Apalachicola Guards, Perry Artillery and Beauregard Rifles, under their respective commanders, proceeded down the bay, and arrived in sight of the Finland and the blockading vessels about daylight this morning. The Finland had all sail set, and was apparently beating out. The blockading steamers were lying outside the bar; about three miles from the East Pass Light. The schooner New Plan, Capt. John Genoa, captured at the same time with the Finland, was seen going from the ship towards the steamers. The enemy finding that we were rapidly overhauling the ship, became alarmed, set fire to her and made a precipitate retreat in their boats. The Bartow then changed her course and attempted to cut off the boats; but were unable to do so, the Vandals making terrified speed over the water. During this time the two steamers outside fired up and made demonstration to run in, doubtless to pr