Confederates attack USS Rosalie near Myakka River

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30 Dec 1863

Confederate soldiers attacked Union troops from the U.S.S. Rosalie who were encamped near the mouth of the Myakka River.  The Rosalie turned its guns on the Rebel forces and the Federal troops withdrew to the ship.  Proceeding further up the river, the Rosalie encountered Confederate forces who fired at them from the riverbanks. Union gunboats were on the hunt for blockade runners and salt works.


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