HARPER’S WEEKLY DATED JULY 23, 1864 – CSS ALABAMA

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Vol. VIII—No. 395. 16pp. [465-480], 4 columns, with numerous illustrations. Front cover features magnificent full-page illustration of “The Sinking of the “Alabama,” off Cherbourg, June 19, 1864.;” Followed by a second page account of the sea fight, and poem, “The Sinking of the Rebel Corsairr”. Also portraits of “Captain Winslow [of the USS Kearsarge] and The Pirate Semmes.” Also, a double-spread centerfold: “General Grant’s Campaign—a Panorama View of the Situation Around Petersburg.”

Launched in August 1862, the CSS Alabama captured and sank 65 union vessels in a never ending two year cruise in which the ship never visited a Confederate port. Ranging all over the world, the ship was finally trapped by the USS Kearsarge after pulling into Cherbourg, France for a refit badly needed after two years at sea. Rather than abandon the ship to rot in France, pugnacious Rebel commander Raphael Semmes challenged the Kearsarge to a duel, and went out to fight on June 19, 1864, a fight in which the Alabama was outgunned and sunk. In 1872 the US sued the British government in international arbitration court for damages wreaked by the secretly built British-turned-Rebel cruiser, winning won 15.5 million in damages.

Solid collectible, commemorating the demise of the legendary CSS commerce raider. Some age yellowing, with a few scattered spots of foxing. Center horizontal fold line; front page has approx.. 1” tear at right edge fold line. In protective sleeve.  [jp]

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