Texas seizes the United States Revenue cutter Henry Dodge in Galveston
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)
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.