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Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 8 2 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
sentative of the great Southern Confederacy, although few people had the least idea what that was. While at St. Anne's Semmes missed a great opportunity. President Castro, one of the South American adventurers, requested his assistance to reinstate him in the presidential chair of Venezuela; but the Confederate officer declined to play the part of a Warwick. Castro claimed to be President de jure, but Semmes professed to scorn all Governments except those that were de facto. After remaining a week at St. Anne's and accomplishing all he wanted, Semmes bade adieu to his kind friends and steamed out of the harbor on the 24th of July. Curacoa lies buthat he had fallen into the clutches of the Southern Confederacy. Porto Cabello being but a short distance under his lee, Semmes determined to try his hand with Castro's opponent, the de facto President of Venezuela. He thought surely some arrangement could be made with the South American republics, which were too weak to be wo