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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
his wife, four children and a servant, and Mr. Eustis by his wife and servants. The Trent left Havana about 8 o'clock, a. m., on the morning of the 7th inst., and pursued her voyage uninterruptedly until intercepted by the United States steamer San Jacinto, under your command, on the following day (the 8th) in the manner now to be related: When the San Jacinto was first observed, several miles distant, the Trent was pursuing the usual course of her journey along the Old Bahama or Nicholas channel, was about 240 miles from Havana, and in sight of the light-house Panador Grande; the San Jacinto being stationary, or nearly so, about the middle of the channel, and where it was some fifteen miles wide, as since shown on the chart. The nationality of the ship being then unknown, when the Trent had approached near enough for her flag to be distinguished, it was hoisted at the peak and at the main, and so remained for a time. No flag was shown by the San Jacinto. When the Trent had