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The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], A "Battle-Flag" for the Powhatan Troop. (search)
r assistance, and yet would not. I pledge myself to you that this is no false alarm, and all who know me will believe me. Solon Borland, Col. Commandant South Florida coast operations — capture of Yankees and Fishing smacks. A Tampa Bay correspondent writes to the Tallahassee Floridian: Major W. L. L. Bowen, commanding at Tampa, some weeks ago, determined to break up the nefarious trade and communication that have been going on ever since the war began, between our Southern coast and the U. S. authorities at Key West. To this end he chartered the little steamer Scottish Chief, and went in search of the fishing tribe. Armed with a 6-pounder, he soon secured a fine fishing smack and brought her into Tampa Bay; but without going up to town he transferred his armament from the steamer to the smack and went out again, and, without indulging in a lengthy story, he has captured twelve sail, nine smacks and three schooners, and effectually broke up the infamous traff