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1912 Excerpt: ...to be an excellent vessel, and will make one of
our most useful gunboats. Lieutenant-Commander Walker captured a
small side-wheel steamer in the capture of Yazoo City called the
St. Mary, quite a strong little vessel and the property of the
rebel Government, at one time being armed. I was so hard pushed for
vessels that I have kept her in public employment, and have sent
for her to come here for adjudication. Being a Government vessel
there will be no necessity of placing her in the hands of the
court, and if the appraisement does not amount to over $8,000, I
request permission to retain her in the service for a light draft,
and call her the Yazoo. She is a good and fast vessel, and wants
but little alteration. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient
servant, David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral, Commanding Mississippi
Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy, Washington.
Endorsements. Call the Yazoo St. 3Iary Alexandria. See if any
others are duplicates. Note and send to Bureau Construction. Have
written for a complete list of vessels in Mississippi Squadron,
with tonnage, guns, means of propulsion, etc. J. L. Report of
Lieutenant-Commander Greer, TJ. S. Navy, regarding seizure of goods
at Bruinsburg, Miss. U. S. S. Benton, Off Natchez, September
19,1863. Sir: I have the honor to inform you that on September 13
the commanding officer of the Argosy, having received information
that the rebels were crossing things at Bruinsburg, and that they
had a picket station there, ran into the landing, and discovered
some persons in the act of crossing. They escaped, leaving a buggy
and horse, two mules, and a mail for the country west of the
Mississippi. Receiving information that some goods had been carried
over the river, Captain Morong went over and found secre...
|Country of origin:
United States Naval War Office
||246 x 189 x 20mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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