Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks

Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks

eBook - 2008
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On the evening of February 2, 1864, Confederate Commander John Taylor Wood led 250 sailors in two launches and twelve boats to capture the USS Underwriter, a side-wheel steam gunboat anchored on the Neuse River near New Bern, North Carolina. During the ensuing fifteen-minute battle, nine Union crewmen lost their lives, twenty were wounded, and twenty-six fell into enemy hands. Six Confederates were captured and several wounded as they stripped the vessel, set it ablaze, and blew it up while under fire from Union-held Fort Anderson. The thrilling story of USS Underwriter is one of many involvin.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2008.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages) : illustrations, maps

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