The U.S.S. Rhode Island arrives in Philadelphia with Confederate privateer prisoners
The U.S.S. Rhode Island arrived at the Philadelphia Naval Yard carrying prisoners of war. Included among these were the twenty-seven crewmen of the privateer Beauregard whose seven-day career as a raider had come to end with capture by the U.S.S. W.G. Anderson on November 12, 1861. The Beauregard crewmen had been held at Key West in Florida and were on their way to their eventual imprisonment at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. (By John Osborne)
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), II: 796.