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At Beaufort, North Carolina, Confederate commerce raider Nashville returns home

Confederate commerce raider Nashville in dock at Southampton in England, February 1862, artist's impression, zoomable image.
02/28/1862
Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Nashville, with Lieutenant Robert Baker Pegram in command, returned from her European adventures by running the U.S. Navy blockade into Beaufort, North Carolina.  She had in the past months destroyed several Union ships, docked at Southampton in England for repairs, and eluded units chasing her.  Speedy but not strong enough in construction for a warship, she was later sold and employed as a pure blockade runner.  Called the C.S.S. Rattlesnake, she was destroyed by the Union Navy exactly one year later. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Lincoln P. Paine, Warships of the World to 1900 (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000), 113.
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 43.
 
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