Monday, January 28, 2013

1863 January 20 U.S. Steamer Currituck

     U. S. Steamer Currituck
                                       off Indian Creek Va
                                          20th January 1863


                         I beg to report I left the "Wighconoco"
this morning at day=break for the "Rapppahannock"
with the nails for the "Anacostia"' On passing
this place I saw a Canoe Standing in and
immediately gave chase, On my getting inside
we descried her about 1/2 mile further up the
Creek.  I immediately Sent two goats in Charge
of the Executive Officer, who found her on the
beach, the goods removed, and the Crew Escaped.
they Succeeded, however, with the assistance of a
Negro, in finding the Goods, and another Canoe
which I am informed run the blockade a few
hours previously.  On referring to the accompanying
"Index" you will perceive there was Sufficient
Goods Captured to freight the two Canoes.  Considering
the Canoes worthless, I have retained one, and
given the other to the "Anacostia:, they may
be useful in navigating the numerous Creeks
on this Coast.
                                       I have, the honor
                                         to be , Sir,
                                          Your obt. Servant
                                               T. J. Linnekin
                                   Acting Master Comdg

To Commodore
     A. a. Harwood
          Comdg Potomac Flotilla
              Navy Yard

MSS 15134

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