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Salvador Pirates

Salvador Pirates was the name given to the band of Confederate Navy sailors that attempted to seize a Panama Railroad coastal steamer on the high seas. Their intent was then to arm her and attack the Pacific Mail steamers and the American whalers in the North Pacific.

In spring of 1864, the Confederate Navy ordered Captain USS Lancaster arrested them and brought them to San Francisco.

The Salvador Pirates as they came to be called, were tried for piracy by a military commission, convicted, they were sentenced to be hanged, but General Irvin McDowell commuted their sentences. To prevent any further attempts to seize Pacific coast shipping, General McDowell ordered each passenger on board American merchant steamers to surrender all weapons when boading the ship and every passenger and his baggage was searched. All officers were armed for the protection of their ships.[1][2]


  1. ^ , The Pacific Squadron of 1861-1866, pp.314-315.The Army of the Pacific; Its operations in California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, plains region, Mexico, etc. 1860-1866Aurora Hunt,
  2. ^ "Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion." 31 volumes. United States Government Printing Office, 1914; reprinted, 1987, by the National Historical Society, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; citation includes series 1, volume 3, pp. 302-303, 352-368.

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  • Brainerd Dyer, Confederate Naval and Privateering Activities in the Pacific, Pacific Historical Review Vol. 3, No. 4, Dec., 1934 (pp. 433-443)
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