On the twelfth instant, the United States gunboat Tahoma, Lieutenant-Commander Semmes, after three months’ repairing and preparation, and taking on board a two-hundred-pound Parrott rifle, left here for Tampa Bay, arriving on the evening of the thirteenth, where she found the United States steamer Adela, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Stodder, and schooners Stonewall Jackson and Ariel, blockading.
Society, Florida Historical
"Federal Raid on Tampa Bay,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 4:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol4/iss3/7