Back to top

Texas seizes the United States Revenue cutter Henry Dodge in Galveston

Galveston, Texas, area, 1857
03/02/1861
The U.S. Revenue cutter Henry Dodge, a small schooner in poor condition, became the latest federal vessel to fall into the hands of seceding states when the  Quartermaster of the Confederate States of America in Houston ordered its seizure in Galveston, Texas.  Its commander, Lieutenant William Rodgers also joined the Confederacy.  The U.S. Navy recaptured the schooner, refurbished as a blockade-runner and renamed Mary Sorly, in April 1864.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 18. 

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "Texas seizes the United States Revenue cutter Henry Dodge in Galveston," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/35785.