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Curtis Peck

 

(SwStr: t. 446)

 

The fast steamer Curtis Peck built in 1842 at New York was employed in reconnaissance duty by the Confederates on the James River during August 1861. She operated as a flag-of-truce boat in May 1862, delivering exchanged Union prisoners to Fortress Monroe. The Confederates sank her in September 1862 along with the steamers Jamestown and Northampton to obstruct the James River below Drewry's Bluff against passage of advancing Union forces.