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Lecompt

 

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Lecompt, also known as Lecompte or Le Compt, was chartered at Matagorda, Tex., by the Confederate army on 12 February 1862, to guard and patrol the different channels of the area and along the Matagorda peninsula.

 

Lecompt was captured by USS Westfield and Clifton in Matagorda Bay, a few days before they bombarded Lavaca, Tex., in a futile effort to take that town. Lecompt returned to Confederate ownership when Galveston was recaptured from Union forces in January 1863.

 

Lecompt ran aground on Bird Key Spit in Galveston Bay on 24 May 1865 while being chased by USS Cornubia. She wound up a wreck on Bolivar Point Beach.