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War-date carte de visite of Blockade Runner Captain George F. Trescott, as a prisoner of war at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. ID’d on verso “Capt. Trescott of the Steamer Cherokee Blockade Runner.” Fine condition. The ship was built in 1859 at Renfrew, Scotland, for commercial employment. Under the name Thistle she was used as a blockade runner and in late January 1863 successfully ran through the Federal blockade into Charleston, South Carolina, a favorite port for blockade runners at the time. She ran aground while attempting to leave port a month later.The ship was salvaged, sold to another owner and renamed Cherokee. On May 8 1863, she again attempted to an outbound passage, but was captured by USS Canandaigua. Prior to delivery to the Boston Prize Court on 7th July, she was used in the search for the Confederate raider CSS Tacony.
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CSA Blockade Runner Capt. George F. Trescott

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