Don't give up the ship

January 2013
America's Civil War;Jan2013, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p21
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.


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