From the October 8, 2016, Cecil-Whig "Hogg wild: The adventurous pirate from Cecil County: by Jo Ann Gardner.
Colonel Thomas Edgerton Hogg "was a pirate for the Confederate Navy."
He was from the Baltimore Hogg family, who had quite an interesting history. His older brother William moved to California for the Gold Rush to work as a jeweler. Younger brother James went to Australia looking for gold and lived there for 30 years. Thomas moved to Louisiana in the 1850s seeking fame and fortune.
At the outbreak of the Civil War he determined there was plenty of money to be made as well as helping the Confederacy by going to the Pacific and interrupting Union trade ship routes.