9 January 1864: “Her cargo apparently was not large, and from the facts gathered it is highly probable that some important and distinguished rebel persons were on board, and the only object of the vessel was to get them safe into rebeldom.”

Item Description: Report by Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee, United States Navy, to Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, concerning the “destruction of the Steamer Dare,” which was attempting to run the blockade and enter the Port of Wilmington in North Carolina.



Item Citation: Destruction of the Steamer Dare / Admiral Lee’s report. [New York : G. P. Putnam, 1864?]. Cp970.75 D47. Detached from: Rebellion record, 1864. [Vol. 8 (1864); p. [354]-356.] North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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