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the Northern states. Commander J. Taylor Wood, an officer of extraordinary ability and enterprise, was ordered to command her, and her name was changed to the Tallahassee. This extemporaneous manof-war ran safely through the blockade, and soon lit up the New England coast with her captures, which consisted of two ships, four brigs, four barks, and twenty schooners. Great was the consternation among Northern merchants. The construction of the Tallahassee exclusively for steam made her dependent on coal; her cruise was of course brief, but brilliant while it lasted. About the same time another fast double-screw propeller of five hundred eighty-five tonsen ready for sea, he ran the blockade under the bright rays of a full moon. Strange to say, the usually alert sentinels neither hailed nor halted her. Like the Tallahassee, though partially rigged for sailing, she was exclusively dependent upon steam in the chase, escape, and in all important evolutions. She captured seven vessel
he claims presented to the conference for damages done by our several cruisers were as follows: the Alabama, $7,050,293.76; the Boston, $400; the Chickamauga, $183,070.73; the Florida, $4,057,--934.69; the Clarence, tender of the Florida, $66,736.10; the Tacony, tender of the Florida, $169,198.81; the Georgia, $431,160.72; the Jefferson Davis, $7,752; the Nashville, $108,433.96; the Retribution, $29,--018.53; the Sallie, $5,540; the Shenandoah, $6,656,838.81; the Sumter, $179,697.67; the Tallahassee, $836,841.83. Total, $19,782,917.60. Miscellaneous, $479,033; increased insurance, $6,146,219.71. Aggregate, $26,408,170.31. The conference rejected the claims against the Boston, the Jefferson Davis, and the Sallie, and awarded to the United States government $15,500,000 in gold. But the indirect damages upon the commerce of the United States produced by these cruisers were far beyond the amount of the claims presented to the Geneva Conference. The number of ships owned in the Uni
chael, 200. Patrick, 200. Thomas, 201. Sumner, General, 102, 105, 106, 137, 275, 286,294. Testimony on battle of Sharpsburg, Va., 286. Sumter (ship), 210, 237. Preparation for action, 206-07. Activities, 207-08. Supreme Court (U. S.) Case of John Merryman, 391-92. Surratt, John H., 417. Mary E., 417. Susquehanna (steamer), 63. Swann, Judge, 30. Swayne, General, 634. Swinton, —, 73. T Tacony (ship), 237. Taliaferro, General, 93, 164, 266, 268, 269, 272,296. Tallahassee (warship), 222, 237. Taney, —, 291. Tatnall, Commodore, Josiah, 73, 82, 169, 170,172. Taylor, General, 54, 271. Gen. Richard, 72, 91-92, 95, 202, 349, Taylor, Gen., Richard. 350, 351, 352-53, 438, 455, 456, 457, 458, 587, 590, 591-92, 598. Comment on Jackson, 94. Description of battle near Port Republic, 95-96. Account of the battle of Sharpsburg, 285-86. Account of battle of Chancellorsville, 309-10. Account of battle of Cold Harbor, 441-42. Statement concerning Johnston-Sher