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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 37: operations of the East Gulf Squadron to October, 1863. (search)
brisk engagement with Confederate batteries. destruction of schooner. River expeditions under Lieutenant-Commander McCauley. disastrous reconnaissance at St. Andrew's Bay. Flag of truce used as decoy by the natives. the Tahoma shells a town. boat's crew from bark Amanda cut out schooner forward. loss of prize. heroic cothward were the Ten Thousand Islands, Charlotte Harbor, Tampa Bay, Crystal River. Cedar Keys, Suwanee River, Appalache Bay, St. George's Bay, Appalachicola, St. Andrew's Bay, and a thousand other places of refuge too numerous to mention. Arms and munitions of war of all kinds could have been landed but for the watchfulness of thcCauley. An expedition fitted out on March 20th by Acting-Master John Sherrill, commanding bark Roebuck. did not fare so well. Sherrill sent a launch up St. Andrew's Bay on a reconnaissance; but, on the return of the boat, they were attacked by a party of fifty men, with rifles, one man killed and six severely wounded, includ