|Waterfront at Milton, Florida|
Capt. Amos's Departure Point
Captain W.B. Amos was the commander of Company I, Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry. Stationed at Milton in Santa Rosa County, his primary duty was to watch for Union raids out of Pensacola. Amos was good at this duty, but he was an aggressive officer and chafed a bit at the natural restrictions of his duties.
In June of 1864, he set off on adventure that can only be described as one of the only naval raids ever carried out in coastal waters by a Confederate cavalrymen.
The following report was filed with Colonel Henry Maury, Amos's commanding officer at Pollard, Alabama:
|Scene of first two schooner captures.|
Milton, June 27, 1864