FEBRUARY 17-18TH, 1865" The steamers Lady Davis, Mab and Transport were taken after evacuation. The USS Catskill seized the Confederate blockade-runner Celt, which had run aground trying to get out of Charleston on the night of the 14th.
The Catskill also took the British blockade-runner Deer. The steamer had been decoyed into Charleston that night by the same ruse-- keeping the Confederate signals lighted--employed at Wilmington the previous month.
The deer ran aground and on being boarded her master told Lt.Cmdr. Edward Barrett" "Well, we give it up; she is your prize. Strange we did not smell a rat, as we could not make out your signal at Fort Marshall."
Also in the aftermath of Charleston's fall, the USS Gladiolus captured blockade-runner Syren in the Ashley River which had successfully run in through the blockade the night before.
And, i was always under the notion that blockade-running at Charleston was a done deal by 1864. Evidently I was wrong.