Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Another Account of Representative Julian's Capture
From Google Books. "Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865" by Barton A. Myers.
"Frustration in the Union Army and Navy reached a peak in early September after Confederate troops from the ram CSS Albemarle, which was a serious threat in the region, burned the mail boat USS Fawn in the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal.
"The Confederates seized twenty-nine prisoners in the raid. Aboard the ship was U.S. congressman George Washington Julian, the only congressman captured during the war by Confederates. Julian, however, was quickly released at Elizabeth City by Confederates without explanation.
"Lieutenant Earl English of the U.S, Navy arrived at Elizabeth City to arrest the men responsible, but finding them gone, he took seven local citizens hostage."
Well, It Would Have Been Confederate sailors or Marines from the CSS Albemarle. --Old B-Runner