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Hallie Jackson

 

(PvtrBrig)

 

Privateer brig Hallie Jackson is alleged to have been built in 1860 of the strongest available materials— white and live oak, copper fastened—to the specifications of a B. S. Sanchez of Savannah. Sanchez applied for a letter of marque 18 April 1861, one of the first two citizens to do so under President Jefferson Davis' 17 April proclamation, although he expressed his preference for selling Hallie Jackson for $9,000 "as a coast guard." [cf. Annex I]

 

More important, there seems to be no particular reason to challenge Mr. Sanchez' claim that, "This vessel has the exalted honor of having hoisted the first Confederate flag within the limits of a foreign country…for one week while in the port of Matanzas [Cuba]…although not yet recognized, it was respected."

 

But Hallie Jackson never got back to Georgia to arm: en route she was captured by USS Union and sent to New York for condemnation by the prize court.