This Confederate States Navy Ensign of the Second Pattern was captured on the CSS Florida, a fully-rigged steamer, which served as a commerce raider, taking thirty-seven prizes, while her two sailing tenders added a further twenty-three. She was seized under cover of darkness in the neutral harbor of Bahia, Brazil, on October 17, 1864, by sailors from the USS Wachusett, a wooden-hulled screw sloop. Half of Florida's crew were ashore at the time of the attack, but the remainder were seized and taken, together with their ship, to the United States. The Florida sub-sequently sank in Hampton Roads.
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