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Catawba

 

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The steamer Catawba was used by the Confederates as a flag-of-truce boat in Charleston Harbor during April 1861. She transported personnel who arranged the transfer of Major Anderson's command from Fort Sumter to USS Baltic. In February 1862 she arrived at Nassau bearing a cargo of cotton and rice, and took on arms and powder from the British steamer Gladiator. It is possible that she passed into Union control as a ship of the name was reported in February 1865 as getting underway from Annapolis with Union troops on board.