TITLE

Don't give up the ship

PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
America's Civil War;Jan2013, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a Civil War incident that occurred on January 1, 1863 when Confederate General John B. Magruder recaptured the port of Galveston, Texas and Commander William Renshaw decided to destroy his ship. It is stated that the commander, having poured turpentine over the forward magazine set the ship on fire with his own hand while the commander's boat and crew and second cutter and crew were at the ship.
ACCESSION #
82632898

 

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