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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
e appliances below to stow powder Commander J. Newland Maffitt, C. S. N. and shell. After a long borrowing his watch from his pocket. After Maffitt's vessel was released from the Court of Nassaor that purpose. The meeting took place, and Maffitt succeeded in arming his ship, but was obliged Bay of Cardenas until the war was over. But Maffitt recovered; his indomitable will carried him tm violating Spanish neutrality laws; and when Maffitt arrived in Havana he found himself so tied upenemy's cruisers lay between her and the bar. Maffitt was assisted on deck, being too sick to move ederates in her then condition. As soon as Maffitt discovered the Federal vessels, he stood direederal commander ordered her to heave-to, but Maffitt still sped on, having sent all his men below,t the Florida if she attempted to run out. Maffitt came down from Mobile one afternoon in the Flwed to go on her way without molestation, and Maffitt was enabled to commence that career on the hi[11 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. (search)
was not particularly fortunate, for in the course of ten days Captain Maffitt only succeeded in destroying three small vessels. He then putce did not seriously influence the British authorities at Nassau. Maffitt had entered a bona fide Confederate port, and now that he was agaihward of Bahia, in Brazil. In the vicinity of Fernando Noronha, Maffitt picked up a vessel called the Lapwing, loaded with coal, and, by cy the brig Clarence was captured off the coast of Brazil, armed by Maffitt with some light guns, and placed in command of Lieutenant Charles with orders to burn, sink and destroy; although it was doubtful if Maffitt's authority to commission vessels would have been recognized in caSeveral gun-boats were cruising up and down the coast in search ot Maffitt, who was reported off Nova Scotia; but their commanders do not seee sailed for Brest, where she was docked and thoroughly repaired. Maffitt was relieved by Captain Joseph N. Barney, who was in turn succeede