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1902 Excerpt: ...embarked. I am, respectfully, your oDedient
servant, W. H. Winslow, Executive Officer. I. A. Pennell, Acting
Master, Commanding. Repoi't of Acting Master Pennell, U. S. Navy,
commanding U. S. bark Ethan Allen, regarding the destruction of
salt works at Cane Patch, South Carolina. U. S. Bark Ethan Allen,
Off MurreWs Inlet, South Carolina, April 23, 1864 Sir: I have the
honor to submit the following report: On learning from contrabands
I have on board of an extensive salt works at a place called Cane
Patch, 12 miles N. E. of this inlet, I got underway on the morning
of the 21st instant, with a light breeze, and stood along the
coast. When 8 miles from this inlet we discovered one man and two
women by an old house on the beach, waving a white flag. I hove the
ship to and sent in an armed boat in charge of Acting Ensign
William Mero. He landed under the cover of our guns; the three came
down to the boat, one of the women handing Mr. Mero a note, telling
him that some of their party would like to come off that night. The
man being a mulatto, contraband, improved the opportunity of making
his escape and came off in the boat. After reading the note, which
you will find enclosed, I filled away and stood along the coast.
When about 2 miles farther on, 1 discovered two more negroes on the
beach with a white flag; sent a boat and took them on Or Eight Mile
Swash. board. I then proceeded on, arriving off the salt works
about 2 p. m. 1 hove the ship to opposite the works and within easy
range. My executive officer being unwell, I left him in charge of
the ship. Taking Acting Ensign William Mero and 12 men with me,
landed safely near the works. I deployed part of the men as pickets
to prevent a surprise, Mr. Mero taking the remainder as a working
party to destroy the wor...
|Country of origin:
United States Government Office
||246 x 189 x 21mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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