Civil War Brown Water Navies

The Civil War in NE North Carolina

December 2012 Blog Posts (1)

The rescue of the Prony's crew

The arrest of a Confederate colonel  his courts-martial, the sinking of a very successful commerce raider, the breakup of a grounded French man-of-war and the rescue of her crew, the worries of a Union commander about the political ramifications of not saving the Prony, a letter of gratitude from the French Vice-Consul in Norfolk to the Confederates, and an official request for more information concerning Union actions from Gideon Welles, Secretary of the US Navy are all part of the story of…

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Added by Bruce Long on December 15, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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