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Destruction of rebel schooners off Homosassa River, Florida.
Destroyed on April 1, 1864.
Accompanying note: "We give below a sketch of the destruction of two rebel schooners off Homosassa River, Florida, by a boat's crew from the United States steamer Sagamore. A correspondent on board the Sagamore sends us the following account of the affair: 'About three o'clock on the afternoon of April 1 we saw a schooner making in for one of the rivers to the southward of Cedar Keys, and immediately gave chase with the steamer; but soon shoaled our water so much that we had to come to anchor and send off boats. One boat soon distanced the others, finding two schooners instead of one. The crews of both had run them ashore and taken boats for Dixie. Our boats' crew soon had good fires going on both of them. The first one boarded was a 150-ton schooner with an assorted cargo, the other was a 70-ton schooner loaded with castor-oil and poor [whiskey]."
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Destruction of rebel schooners off Homosassa River, Florida. 1864. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/255255>, accessed 26 September 2021.
Destruction of rebel schooners off Homosassa River, Florida. 1864. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/255255>.