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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
. The limits of this work will not permit a lengthy discussion of this matter, however, and we can only chronicle the movements of the Confederate cruisers and the measures taken to check their career. While the Sumter remained in Gibraltar she was crowded with visitors. People came from a distance to see the wonderful vessel that had strewn the ocean with blackened hulls The Duke of Beaufort and Sir John Inglis went on board and examined the ship — men whose ancestors had stigmatized Paul Jones as a pirate when, in the Bon Homme Richard, he left the whole English coast in terror, and sunk the Serapis, in a contest that will be forever memorable. But in spite of the sympathy showered upon the Sumter and her interesting commander, the tide gradually turned, and Semmes wore out his welcome. Two Federal gun-boats were watching--one from Algesiras,the other at Gibraltar — neither of them violating any neutrality, or fraternizing with tile inhabitants of the shore, yet every moveme
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
of the New Ironsides, Huron, Unadilla, Dandelion, and South Carolina. 1,842 55 490 84 1,351 71 Philadelphia   Powhatan, New Ironsides, Canandaigua, Housatonic, Paul Jones, Huron, Unadilla, Marblehead, Wamsutta, Augusta, Lodona, Stettin, Dandelion, Para, South Carolina. Steamer Cuba, cargo of 778 84 129 54 649 20 Key West Mar. 86 do Oct. 19, 1863 Stars and Stripes, Mystic, State of Georgia. Schooner Major E. Willis 36,242 45 2,098 37 34,144 08 do Nov. 5, 1863 Powhatan, Housatonic, Paul Jones, Huron, Unadilla, Augusta, South Carolina, America, G. W. Blunt, New Ironsides, Flag, Stettin, Lodona.   Merchandise, 680 pieces Waiting for prize list of,557 99 do Feb. 29, 1864 Mount Vernon. Steamer Secesh 19,080 46 1,394 77 17,685 69 Philadelphia Feb. 18, 1864 Canandaigua, New Ironsides, Powhatan, Wamsutta, Paul Jones, Lodona, Housatonic, Huron, Unadilla, Para, Stettin, Augusta. Schooner Southern Rights 554 24 133 53 420 71 Key West April 12, 1864 Sagamore. Schooner Sta