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Capture of the Underwriter. [from the Virginia Pilot, Norfolk, April 30, 1899] At New Bern, North Carolina, February 2, 1864. an interesting paper. Read by request before Pickett—Buchanan Camp, Confederate Veterans, this city, April 25th, 1899, by B. P. Loyall commander Confederate States Navy—Reminiscences that will be
Goodwin, from our State, and Gift and Porcher and Scharf and Williamson and Kerr and Roby, all trained at Annapolis and true as steel—among these, three were from Norfolk and Portsmouth.
In plain sight of us was a tall crow's nest, occupied by a lookout of the Federal army on their pickett line, and I assure you it gave us a creep the men, as fast as they could fire.
It seemed like a sheet of flame, and the very jaws of death.
Our boat struck bow on, and our bow oarsman, James Wilson, of Norfolk (after the war with the Baker Wrecking Co.), caught her with his grapnel, and she swung side on with the tide.
As we jumped aboard Engineer Gill, of Portsmouth<