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 Posted: Thu May 18th, 2006 04:20 pm
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Art B.

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Good morning, Judy...

Saw your affiliation with the USS Tahoma. I've come across that ship before in my researches here in Tampa, Florida. USS Tahoma threw some shells into downtown Tampa in Oct.1863[?] and, IIRC, covered a landing of some Union troops [including Colored Troops] to raid up the Hillsborough River. They sank two of Capt. James McKay's blockade runners -- they took cattle to Havana and brought back gold, medicines, et al. McKay got caught by the US Navy and was coerced to carry materiel to Key West and other Union outposts on east and west coast Florida in order to stay out of the brig.

Art Bagley / Tampa, FL

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