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When Laura Pender was coming back from a trip to Bermuda a Federal ship attacked her little boat. Her husband, Joseah Pender, was going to surrender because his crew was much smaller. Mrs. Pender said she would stand on the deck risking her life so that her husband would not surrender. It worked and she saved many goods for the Confederacy. After that battle, she went back home to Wilmington, North Carolina.[1]

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  1. Jill, Canon. Civil War Heroines. Santa Barbara, CA: Bellerphon Books, 2000.
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