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The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1863., [Electronic resource], The capture of the schooner Hanover by the "Pirate" Retribution. (search)
of the schooner Hanover by the "Pirate" Retribution. --Capt. Case, of the schooner Hanover, of Provincetown, captured off the Island of Hayti by the "pirate" schooner Retribution, while on a voyage from New York to Aux Cayes, has arrived in Boston. He took passage, with his mate and one man, from Port an Prince to New York in the brig Bird of the Wave, Capt. Robert Murray. Capt. Case thus states the circumstances of his capture: On the 30th of January was off the south side of San Domingo, close by the port of L'Anse d'hainault, when I saw a schooner running down with the American flag flying; her course was directly towards me; as she crossed my bow I first saw her battery, with the guns run out; as her Captain hailed me the American flag dropped, and that of the Confederate States hoisted in its place; the display of force on the "pirate" was of course overwhelming, and I was obliged to obey his orders; he sent his lieutenant and five of his crew aboard in a boat; the li