In Florida, a U.S. Navy small boats expedition cuts out a Confederate blockade-runner
05/23/1863 to 05/24/1863
Manned by forty sailors, boats from the U.S.S. Port Royal, commanded by Acting Master Edgar Van Slyck, rowed forty-five miles up the Apalachicola River seeking the Confederate blockade-runner Fashion. She was finally discovered and captured in Brushy Creek and sailed down river. No casualties were reported on either side. (By John Osborne)
Robert James Warner, Damn Slavers!: A History of the Sea Lake and River Battles of the Civil War (Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2006), 40.