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The Daily Dispatch: May 4, 1863., [Electronic resource], Blockade-running steamers captured. (search)
au correspondent of the Charleston (S. C.) Courier states that the British steamer Gertrude, Captain Raison, was captured by the Vanderbilt, Admiral Wilkes, off Eleuthera, on the morning of the 16th ult. The crew were released and have arrived at Nassau; but the captain and engineer were taken on to New York. The entrances to the Bahamas are closely blockaded by a large Federal squadron. It has been ascertained that officers from the blockaders approach Nassau in the night time for the purposeNassau in the night time for the purpose of examining the steamers in port and obtaining information about their time of sailing. When the Granite City was captured the officer commanding the Federal cruiser told the British captain that he was a slow traveller, for he (the Yankee) had been expecting him along for two hours. The following are the casualties that have happened to the steamers trading with the Bahamas and Bermudas since the 1st of January, 1863: Captured--Princess Royal, Gertrude, Nicolai, Granite City, and Duoro, Beac