t in vain, to have seized and detained at the outset by the British Government.
Escaping from Liverpool under the name of Oreto, she was twice seized at Nassau, but to no purpose: that island being the focus of blockade-running, and, of course, violently sympathetic with the Rebellion — as was, in fact, nearly every officer in the British naval or military service.
Released from duress, she put to sea, and soon appeared as a British ship of war off the harbor of Mobile, then blockaded by Com'r Geo. II.
Preble, who hesitated to fire on her lest she should be what she seemed; and in a few minutes she had passed him, and run up to Mobile, showing herself the Rebel corsair she actually was. Preble was promptly dismissed from the service — an act of justice which needed but a few repetitions to have prevented such mistakes in future.
Dec. 27, 1862. again under cover of darkness, the Oreto, now commanded by John N. Maffitt,
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[See Minor Conflicts, p. 775.]
Bayard, Gen. Geo.
D., reports advance of the enemy, 175; killon of Gov. H. Seymour on, 499.
Crittenden, Col. Geo.
B., treachery of, 19; relieves Zollicoffer,Gen. W., at Gettysburg, 382-87.
McClellan, Gen. Geo.
B., allusion to, 35; 81; 82; inaction of, 1 is killed in East Tennessee, 408.
Morgan, Gen. Geo.
W., abandons Cumberland Gap, 214; at siege Grove, Ark., battle at, 38-41.
Preble, commander Geo.
H., deceived and disgusted, 643.
PrenI. P., killed at Antietam, 209.
Rogers, commander Geo.
W., killed at the assault on Fort Wagner, Col., at Columbia, S. C., 700.
Stoneman, Gen. Geo.
D., on the Peninsula, 122-7; 159; his order Ga., killed at Fort Sanders, 432.
Thomas. Gen. Geo. H., at Mill Spring, 42-3; at Cedar Mountain,, 360; at Manassas Gap fight, 393.
Waring, Col. Geo.
E., defeats Marmaduke at Batesville, 447; a36th N. Y., at Wauhatchie, 436.
Woodward, Judge Geo.
W:, on the conscription act, 488; beaten a