Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 27, 2015

Steamer Ruby Seized

FEBRUARY 27TH, 1865:  The USS Proteus seized the steamer Ruby--purportedly en route from Havana to Belize, Honduras, but according to some of the officers and passengers, actually bound for St. Marks, Florida.  It appeared that part of her cargo had been thrown overboard during the chase; the remainder consisted of lead and sundries.

--Old B-R'er

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