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Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 18 0 Browse Search
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James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
es' absolute authority. order of the Confederate secretary of war. the Sumter at Cayenne and Paramaribo. the Powhatan in close pursuit. the Sumter thoroughly equips at Maranham. the governor's er coal, and had then to resort to her sails; but on the 19th of August she made the harbor of Paramaribo and obtained a supply of coal and provisions, fraternizing with the officials of the town and y answer tile question, Why don't you send your Navy to repress the Sumter? The Sumter left Paramaribo on the 30th of August, the commanding officer giving the pilot to understand that he was bounds had satisfied himself that the display of the Sumter and the Confederate flag in Cayenne and Paramaribo had had a most excellent effect on the fortunes of his young republic! The Powhatan arrived in his journal: At Trinidad the Keystone State lost our trail, and, instead of pursuing us to Paramaribo and Maranham, turned back to the westward. We learn from the same papers that the enemy's ste
Sumter runs short of coal, and is obliged to bear up Cayenne and Paramaribo, in French and Dutch Guiana sails again, and arrives in Maranham board, for Cayenne. Running short of coal, she was putting into Paramaribo, for a supply. Getting under way again, soon after mid-day, we cand ourselves anchored almost at the same moment, off the town of Paramaribo, in the middle of the afternoon. There were two, or three Americ and bearing of this person, with those of the Federal Consul, at Paramaribo. This latter gentleman was a Connecticut man, who had probably wnst slavery, as a means of obtaining an honest living. Coming to Paramaribo, he had married a mulatto wife, and through her, become a slave-hwas missing, again, one fine morning, and was heard of no more in Paramaribo. He had embarked on board a vessel bound to Europe, and next turnce the display of the flag of our young republic, in Cayenne and Paramaribo, has had a most excellent effect. Sept. 4th.—Weather fine, wit
Got up steam, and chased, and at 7 A. M. came up with, and sent a boat on board of the English brigantine, Falcon, from Halifax, for Barbadoes. Banked fires. Latitude 16° 32′; longtitude 56° 55′. Wore ship to the northward, at meridian. Received some newspapers, by the Falcon, from which we learn, that the enemy's cruiser Keystone State, which, when last heard from, was at Barbadoes, had gone to Trinidad, in pursuit of us. At Trinidad, she lost the trail, and, instead of pursuing us to Paramaribo, and Maranham, turned back to the westward. We learn from the same papers, that the enemy's steam-frigate, Powhatan, Lieutenant Porter, with more sagacity, pursued us to Maranham, arriving just one week after our departure. At a subsequent date, Lieutenant—now Admiral—Porter's official report fell into my hands, and, plotting his track, I found that, on one occasion, we had been within forty miles of each other; almost near enough, on a still day, to see each other's smoke. Novembe
rs are early, and we found ourselves comfortably seated in our pews as early as eight o'clock. The building was spacious and well ventilated. The Governor and his staff entered punctually at the hour, as did, also, a detachment of troops— the latter taking their stations, in double lines, in the main aisle. A military band gave us excellent sacred music from the choir. The whole service was concluded in three-quarters of an hour. The whites and blacks occupied pews promiscuously, as at Paramaribo, though there was no social admixture of races visible. 1 mean to say that the pews were mixed, though the people were not—each pew was all white or all black; the mulattoes, and others of mixed blood, being counted as blacks. I returned on board for muster, which took place at the usual hour of eleven o'clock. Already the ship was full of visitors, and I was struck with the absorbed attention with which they witnessed the calling of the names of the crew, and the reading of the articles
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: (search)
seven other merchantmen. One of these was ordered to New Orleans with a prize-crew, and was recaptured. The remaining six were taken in to Cienfuegos, where they were afterward released by the Spanish authorities. During the next two months, the Sumter cruised in the Caribbean Sea, and along the coast of South America. She received friendly treatment in the neutral ports which she visited, and was allowed to stay as long as she liked. She coaled without hindrance at Curacao, Trinidad, Paramaribo, and Maranham. Only at Puerto Cabello, in Venezuela, was she required to depart after forty-eight hours. There was no concealment about her character or her movements; but none of the vessels that were sent in pursuit of her were able to find her. Among these were the Niagara and the Powhatan, from the Gulf Squadron, and the Keystone State, Richmond, Iroquois, and San Jacinto. After leaving Maranham, Semmes shaped his course for the calm-belt. Here he expected to overhaul many merchan
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Zzz Missing head (search)
inconveniences have undoubtedly resulted from the emancipation of the laborers; and many years must elapse before the relations of the two heretofore antagonistic classes can be perfectly adjusted and their interests brought into entire harmony. But that freedom is not to be held mainly accountable for the depression of the British colonies is obvious from the fact that Dutch Surinam, where the old system of slavery remains in its original rigor, is in an equally depressed condition. The Paramaribo Neuws en Advertentie Blad, quoted in the Jamaica Gazette, says, under date of January 2, 1850: Around us we hear nothing but complaints. People seek and find matter in everything to picture to themselves the lot of the place in which they live as bitterer than that of any other country. Of a large number of flourishing plantations, few remain that can now be called such. So deteriorated has property become within the last few years, that many of these estates have not been able to defr
ly after from Trinidad, having on board the mate of the Joseph Maxwell, captured by the Sumter off Porto Cabello, who had been put ashore at Trinidad. He was received on board the Keystone State, which towards evening got up steam and departed. In the course of the day a steamer was seen to leeward, and many persons thought it might be the Sumter. The Sumter at Paranaribo.[from the New Haven Journal, Sept. 12.] Advices received in this city yesterday state that the Sumter was at Paramaribo, Dutch Guliana, on the 20th of August, in want of coals and water. The Keystone State arrived at Trinidad on the 13th of August, remained only a few hours and sailed in hot pursuit of the steamer. The Sumter was armed with four guns and one sixty-eight-pounder amidships. Other advices express the opinion that the Sumter is bound around Cape Horn into the Pacific. A vessel at sea Chased by a supposed privateer and subsequently burned. The brig Monticello arrived at Miragoane, St