Thursday, January 24, 2013

1863 January 13 U.S. Steamer "Currituck"

[from the letterbook of Captain Thomas J. Linnekin]

                                                U.S. Steamer "Currituck"
                                                            Indian Creek, Va.
                                               January 13 th 1863

                                 I beg to report that I left Dividing
Creek this Morning at Daybreak for this place, in
Search of a Canoe which Escaped us a that time of
the Capture of the "Hampton."  On my arrival here
I discovered one supposed to be that I was in
Search of.  I could discern at a distance two men
on board.  discovering I was in pursuit they run
her ashore and took to the woods,  not before the
party I sent on shore for their Capture had fired on
them but without success.  I found only two
Barrels of Whiskey on board.  I have every reason
to suppose the rest of her light Cargo was thrown
overboard.  I put the whiskey and Canoe on
board the "Hampton."

                                             Very Respectfully
                                                    Your obt Servant
                                                       T. J. Linnekin
                                                   acting Master Comdg.

To Commodore
    A.A. Harwood
Comdg Potomac Flotilla

MSS  15134

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