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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. (search)
Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. The Florida (Oreto), Clarence, Tacony, Alexandria, Georgia (Japan), Rappahannock, Nashville, Shenandoah (sea King), Tuscaloosa, Chickamauga (Edith), Tallahassee (Atlanta), Olustee, Chameleon, etc. cutting out of the U. S. Revenue steamer Caleb Cushing from the harbor of Portland, me. capture of the Florida on the coast of Brazil. an apology to the Brazilian government. Captain Collins' punishment. the Florida sunk in Hampton Roads. destruction of the whaling fishery in the Arctic ocean. neutrality laws violated by foreign governments. scenes on board the Confederate cruisers. actual losses inflicted by the Alabama and Shenandoah. criticisms, remarks, etc., etc. We have told the story of the Sumter and Alabama, and partly that of the Florida, which latter, after her escape from the Federal squadron off Pensacola, particularly the R. R. Cuyler, in January, 1863, commenced the busines