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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)
, which proved to be the bark Investigator, of Searsport, Maine. The cargo being clearly the property of neutrals, the vessel, after giving a ransom-bond, was allowed to proceed on her course. Commander Semmes had now to be somewhat careful of seizing neutral property, as he was in civilized Europe and not among a set of half-breeds before whose council windows he could flash his shells, or hector a pack of feeble officials. That night the Sumter lay in the man-of-war anchorage in Gibraltar Bay. It was not necessary to tell the inhabitants of Gibraltar what the Sumter was, for she had been expected. It was quite in keeping that Semmes should announce his arrival by burning a ship; but it would have been still more suited to his character if he had waited until night to illuminate the shores of Spain and Africa, and run into the anchorage, showing the Confederate flag by the lurid light of the flames. Some of the officers of the garrison of Gibraltar, being ardent admirers