November 8 This day during the American Civil War

November 8, 1861 – in Galveston Harbor, Texas – On November 8, the Union frigat, USS Santee, was just off Galveston Harbor in the Bolivar Channel. It spotted the Confederate schooner, CSS Royal Yacht, in the channel and attacked it. The Federals captured the Royal Yacht and its crew. After transferring all of the prisoners and useful equipment, the Santee burned the Royal Yacht.

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