Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Blockade-Runners Captured by the USS Beauregard

From Wikipedia. //// Prizes and Adjutications //// Date, Name of Ship Captured, Prize Money to Beauregard: //// 6-20-62 LUCY, 8-26-63 PHOEBE, 10-6-63 LAST TRIAL (I wrote about this capture this past Saturday in 150 Years Ago. At this point, the chart starts listing prize money. //// 11-5-63 VOLANTE, $1,210.91; 1-15-64 MINNIE $3,065.40; 1-28-64 RACER $5,609.25; 3-11,64 Hannah $216.59; 3-11-64 LINDA $1,066.15; 4-7-64 sPUNKY $4,912.79; 4-18-64 ORAMONETA $606.24 and 5-12-64 RESOLUTE $440.79. //// All prizes except Spunky and Oramoneta adjudicated in Key West. //// That brings total prize money divvied up to $17,128.12, a great sum of money back then. Like the recruiting poster I wrote about last month, join the Navy and have a shot at some prize money. //// We're In the Money. --Old B-Runner

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