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The Daily Dispatch: June 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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over and above anxious about his present condition as a prisoner. He has done nothing more than "is usual," &c.-- "If we had had the right sort of a crew we should have got away from the Perry." His vessel was able to get away from any sailing ship, and he meant to keep clear of the steamers, and indeed of United States vessels generally. The prisoner, Geo. Knickerbocker, brought by the Perry, claims to be a New Yorker and to have been impressed. Baker says he shipped with him as George Livingston, and received $20 as an advance at the time of his shipment. John Harleston is the first officer. He is a South Carolina man, 28 years old, and says he is not a sailor; nor does he look like one, but appears, as he says, like a man brought up in business — a delicate-handed, rather gentlemanly-looking man. The sailing-master, Henry C Howland, is a North Carolina man, 28 years old, and a sailor. The purser of the Savannah, C. S. Paralanguage, is a young South Carolinian, "
The Daily Dispatch: February 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], Safety of Capt. Cook--release of prisoners. (search)
isoners. --The Norfolk Day Book says Captain Cook, of the Confederate steamer Ellis, who was reported among the killed in the recent engagement with the enemy's vessels off Cobb's Point Battery, arrived at his home in Portsmouth on Friday night. Capt. Cook behaved very gallantly in the action. He was last to leave his vessel and refused to strike his colors. He is wounded in the right arm. The Sea Bird was completely riddled, and had she not taken fire, she would have been of no use to the enemy. The following seamen prisoners, captured in the fight, have been released on parole and have returned to Norfolk: Of the Sea Bird.--Joseph Weaver, carpenter;--Willis, pilot; George Livingston, captain's clerk; Samuel Merrill, purser's steward; Phillips and Butt, quartermaster; Williams and Gregory, seamen; Alfred Roid, (colored,) steward. Of the Ellis.--Wormsely, engineer; Young, seaman. In addition to the above, a number of other Captain McCarrick, arrived