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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
ble to achieve success in the coming contest. Semmes' principal anxiety seemed to have been lest hihip, he was exceedingly hopeful of success. Semmes tried after the battle to make it Captain (ait to their training. With wise precaution, Semmes sent all his valuables on shore before steamin The English yacht Deerhound, owned by one of Semmes' sympathizers, followed in the Alabama's wake,ch the water poured in torrents. For a moment Semmes had an idea of escaping, and crowded on steam ghts of even the meanest of its citizens. Captain Semmes' escape made little difference one way or others exploded against the sides, making, as Semmes expresses it, great gaping wounds which let inot done witl any especial reference to meeting Semmes, who might have adopted a similar plan had he s of chain. It was of very little use for Captain Semmes to try and excuse himself, after being so unimportant, while the courage and ability of Semmes were extolled to the skies. The fiction on wh[19 more...]