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In Florida, a U.S. Navy small boats expedition cuts out a Confederate blockade-runner

Capture of the C.S.S. Fashion on the Apalachicola River, Florida, May 23-24, 1863, artist's impression, detail
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)
Source Citation: 
Robert James Warner, Damn Slavers!: A History of the Sea Lake and River Battles of the Civil War (Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2006), 40. 
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