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Sand Fly

 

(Launch)

 

Sand Fly, together with the launch Mosquito and the schooner Manassas, was assigned to the command of Lt. W. H. Murdaugh on 27 August 1861, by Flag Officer S. Barren, CSN, commanding the naval defense 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.