TITLE

U.S.S. Kearsage vs. the Alabama

PUB. DATE
July 1984
SOURCE
Yankee;Jul84, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
`Old Beeswax' Semmes had captained the Confederate cruiser Alabama to world fame, sinking 55 Yankee vessels in the Civil War at sea. For two years Bostonian John Winslow held the USS Kearsage in dogged pursuit. On June 19, 1864, the two brave crews played out the final act as thousands of spectators looked on. The Alabama was sunk. One period painting; 2 period photos.
ACCESSION #
8400008488

 

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