Fort Brooke, FL
October 16-18, 1863
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Expedition to Hillsborough
Lt. Comdr. A. A. Semmes
Capt. John Westcott
U.S.S. Tahoma, U.S.S. Adela, and landing force
Company A, 2nd Battalion,
Two Union ships bombarded Fort Brooke on October
16 as a diversion, while a landing party under Acting
Master T. R. Harris disembarked at Ballast Point and marched 14 miles
to the Hillsborough River to capture several steamers.
Harris and his
men surprised and captured the blockade running steamer Scottish Chief
and sloop Kate Dale.
Confederate forces destroyed the steamer A. B.
Noyes to prevent her capture.
On its way back to the ship,
Harris’ force was surprised by a detachment from the garrison.
Brooke is captured by a Federal landing party from the U.S.S. Adela on
May 6, 1864 and abandoned two days later.
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