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Blue Wing

 

(SwStr: t. 170)

 

Blue Wing, employed by Confederates near Helena, Ark. in November 1862, was found to be carrying contraband for planters. In December 1862 she was seized for violating the river blockade and then employed as a Union army transport. In late December 1862 while towing army coal she was fired upon by the Confederates near Napoleon. Her captain being sympathetic to the southern cause ran her into the bank and there delivered her over to them.