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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
Built, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Seized by USS Octorara, 16 March 1863, while attempting to run cargo from Bermuda into Charleston, S.C.
Sent to Key West for adjudication, purchased by the Navy, 6 May 1863
Fitted out as a tender, Commissioned in June 1863, Acting Ensign Charles P. Clark in command
Assigned duty as tender to the blockading vessels at Charlotte Harbor, FL., until December 1864
Rosalie arrived at Charlotte Harbor in mid-June 1863
Chased blockade runner schooner Ann up Peace Creek taking her on 8 July 1863
On 18 July Rosalie had added one sponging vessel and another small sloop to her list of captures
On 1 August she took the British schooner Georgie in the Caloosahatchee River
On 7 August she intercepted a small sailboat; took the three occupants prisoner on suspicion of espionage; and sent them to Key West
On 30 September she captured another British schooner and in October added patrols at Estero Bay to her mission
On 9 June 1864, Rosalie seized her only prize steamer, Emma, as she attempted to smuggle coal to Rebel forces
Four months later she took her last prize, another sponging vessel
In December 1864, Rosalie departed Charlotte Harbor for the last time and took up guard vessel duty at Boca Chica
She remained on that duty through the end of the Civil War
Designated for disposal at the end of May 1865 through sale at Key West
Decommissioned in June, and sold at public auction, 28 June 1865, to a Mr. Benjamin Roberts
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 28 t.
Depth of Hold 5'
one 12-pdr smoothbore
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