The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 76, July 1972 - April, 1973 Page: 70
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killed two of our crew and seven wounded. We then fired the "Royal
Yacht" and with the prisoners embarked just in time, as the enemy
were near us and the schooner burning rapidly, but the worst of our
trip was not over as the crew were completely demoralized and it was
only owing to your firmness and cool management that we succeeded
in arriving safely on the Santee with the crew and prisoners we had
taken. On our journey back the elements also seemed to oppose us
and every means at hand was used to discover the whereabouts of our
vessel, as we had nothing to guide us to our anchorage, and after a
while we finally arrived worn out but triumphant. It was a fearful
night of suspense and conflict, alone, single handed against overwhelm-
ing force, with a demoralized crew and desperate prisoners, and to
have succeeded in the face of such odds, speaks volumes in behalf
of him, who led us on to victory the night of the never to be forgot-
ten 7th November 1861.
W. W. Carter, Gunner,"8 USN
State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit
On this 12th day of May A.D. 1879, personally appeared before me
Geo. O. N. Palmer, Clerk of the Court of Hustings for the city of
Portsmouth, state of Virginia, W. W. Carter, Known to me to be the
person who signed the foregoing writing, and acknowledged the same
in my presence.
In witness whereof, I have hereto set my
hand and affixed the seal of said Court
this 12th day of May A.D. 1879.
Geo. O. N. Palmer
"Carter to Jouett, May 9, 1879, ibid.
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