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United States Navy raiding party crosses the Potomac and destroys a Confederate schooner in Dumfries Creek

U.S. Navy Raid on Dumfries Creek on the Potomac, October 11, 1861, artist's impression
10/11/1861
Around two o'clock in the morning, the captain of U.S.S. Union, Lieutenant Abram D. Harrell, gathered a raiding party from his ship and the gunboats Rescue and Resolute and crossed the Potomac to Quantico where a large Confederate schooner was moored in Dumfries Creek.  The sentry aboard the schooner fled as the boats approached and boarding parties fired the vessel, which was completely destroyed.  Though fired on as they retreated, the successful Union raiders suffered no casualties.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 13.