Zarvona recruited a band of pirates who boarded the St. Nicholas as passengers. Hollins boarded separately. They surprised the crew and took the ship. Their original plan was to then take the Pawnee, a Union gunboat, but it had been called away. Instead the took three commercial ships.
This Day in History. History.com. 28 June 1862.
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