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[57] recovery by the enemy, after landing his crew applied the torch to her, and she blew up soon after.

The pilot who was detailed from Faries's battery for the ‘Diana’ after she became a Confederate gunboat, and the pilot who escaped when she was captured from the Federals, both occupied the pilothouse of the steamer W. S. Pike, a Bayou Sara packet, some thirteen years after the events referred to.

The United States gunboat Diana was captured in Bayou Teche, La., March 28, 1863.

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