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 Posted: Fri May 7th, 2010 05:13 am
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Texas Defender

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  The future Confederate admiral Franklin Buchanan was the captain of the paddle steamer USS SUSQUEHANNA, which was Commodore Perry's flagship when he arrived at Tokyo Bay in 1853.

USS Susquehanna (1850) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  I have noticed in the USS SUSQUEHANNA link above an oil painting of the SUSQUEHANNA along with the sailing frigate USS CONGRESS as they appeared in 1857. The CONGRESS was one of the two ships destroyed by Buchanan when he commanded the CSS VIRGINIA on her first sortie to Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862.


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