Confederate Volunteer Coast Guard master John Yates Beall

Wounded at Harper's Ferry in 1861, Confederate Volunteer Coast Guard acting master John Yates Beall brought his war to the water when he began raiding Union shipping on the Chesapeake Bay from a base in Mathews.
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( From "President Lincoln and the Case of John Yates Beall," published in 1911. / September 20, 2013 )

Wounded at Harper's Ferry in 1861, Confederate Volunteer Coast Guard acting master John Yates Beall brought his war to the water when he began raiding Union shipping on the Chesapeake Bay from a base in Mathews.

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