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Mosquito

 

(Launch)

 

Mosquito, together with the launch Sand Fly and the schooner Manassas, was assigned to the command of Lt. W. H. Murdaugh on 27 August 1861 by Flag Officer S. Barron, commanding the naval defenses of Virginia and North Carolina. On 29 August 1861 Lieutenant Murdaugh was seriously wounded in the attack on Fort Hatteras and unable to assume his command.