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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
ncipal river which empties into the Gulf of Mexico, east of Mobile Bay, is the Appalachicola, formed by the junction of the waters of Flint River and the Chattahoochee. At its mouth there are found alluvial deposits, which cause the coast to describe a convex curve surrounded by islands and sand-banks. This navigable river afforded the best way for conveying the products of the States of Georgia and Alabama to the coast, which the blockade-runners came to receive in the little town of Appalachicola, situated on Appalachee Bay. In order to put an end to this traffic, two launches were detached from the Federal cruiser Mercedita on the 23d of March, which blockaded the entrance of the bay, and ordered to proceed to the town. The Confederate authorities, together with a small garrison, had fled at their approach; but the sailors did not consider themselves sufficiently strong to venture on shore. They returned on the 3d of April, ten days afterward, in eight launches or whaling-boa
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
ely organized with a view to the destruction of these establishments. On the 6th of October about one hundred men were conveyed to the spot in eight launches; they accomplished the task assigned to them after a slight affair with some Confederate skirmishers, in which five or six of their number were wounded. During the autumn the Federal navy also destroyed the salt-works in the Bay of St. Andrews, those of St. Mark, near Cedar Keys, those of Tampa, and lastly those in the vicinity of Appalachicola. The last town was occupied by the Unionists, but constantly menaced by their adversaries, who starved them in it. The inhabitants themselves only existed by means of contraband trade with the rest of the country, which it had been found expedient to tolerate. The Confederates, becoming bolder from day to day, did not hesitate to fit out vessels, intended to run the blockade, in the river from which the town derived its name. The Federal steamer Somerset having reached this anchorag