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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)
their astonishment at the failure of the Navy Department to protect Federal commerce in the Caribbean Sea as well as in other quarters. The fact is, every passage to that sea ought to have been guato be just, in the face of the truckling of England and of France. Semmes had been in the Caribbean Sea from the 3rd to the 27th of July, 1861, had captured ten prizes, and not a Federal gunboat hending off the Maxwell, the Sumter pursued her course along the Spanish main and through the Caribbean Sea to the Port of Spain, in the Island of Trinidad. An English merchant vessel, passing out, p Commander Semmes heard of the presence of the Iroquois, Commander James S. Palmer, in the Caribbean Sea, soon after his arrival at Martinique, and made haste to get away from that place before he eral cruisers were getting on his track, the commander of the Sumter determined to leave the Caribbean Sea and cross the Atlantic. On his way Semmes captured and destroyed the Arcadia, Vigilant and
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
efore, and guarding every point where American merchantmen could be found, were yet upon the stocks — nay, many of them were only on paper. An old commodore with a fleet of fourteen vessels at his heels, was steaming up and down the Gulf and Caribbean Sea, looking for Alabamas that were hundreds of miles away and upsetting all the plans of the Navy Department. As Semmes looked about him that morning, his eye rested on the fine large ship lying close by, awaiting his orders. She proved to bpeared in the Mona Passage, and found this important channel of commerce still unguarded by American men-of-war. In fact, it had remained so ever since his last visit, while an old commodore, with a large squadron, had been sailing about the Caribbean Sea, interfering with neutral commerce and watching the English mail-steamers that were pursuing their legitimate business. The Alabama had hardly got through the passage before she fell in with and captured the schooner Palmetto, from New Yor