High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Two Sisters (1856)
was a small 54-ton captured Confederate schooner acquired by the
Union Navy from the prize court during the American Civil War. Two
Sisters was put into service as a gunboat and, when required, as a
ship's tender, by the Union Navy to patrol navigable waterways of
the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other
countries. Two Sisters -- a schooner built in 1856 at Baltimore,
Maryland -- was captured on 21 September 1862 by Union steamer
Albatross off the mouth of the Rio Grande River while attempting to
slip through the Federal blockade to Brownsville, Texas, with a
cargo of 87 bales of gunny cloth needed by the Confederacy for
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