Fort Fisher

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

Monday, October 7, 2013

USS Beauregard-- Part 2

Ithe privateer Beauregard was taken to Key West for adjudication and condemned for $2,147.47 with $1,854.92 for distribution among the Anderson's crew. //// The U.S. Navy purchased the Beauregard for $1,810 on 24 Feb 1862 and replaced the 24-pdr rifle (which had been spiked by its Confederate crew when captured) with one 30-pdr. rifle and two 12-pdr. howitzers, commissioned 28 March 1862 and sent to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. //// On 2 April 1863, the USS Beauregard supported an attack on Tampa, Florida and 28 July 1863 saw action at New Smyrna, Florida. //// From July 1862 to May 12, 1864, the ship captured eleven blockade-runners, all but one as the only vessel entitled to share prize money. Those crew members made a good deal of extra money this way. //// The USS Beauregard was sold at Key West June 28, 1865. //// The Story of a Ship Serving Two Countries. Much More Successful as a Blockader. --Old B-R'er

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