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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 1 1 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
n hundred and ninety tons burden, with an auxiliary engine of two hundred and Twenty nominal horse power, and capable of an average speed of ten knots an hour. the Shenandoah was originally the sea-king. she left London with that name early in October, 1864, as an East Indiaman, armed with two guns, as usual, land cleared for Bombay. A steamer, named Laurel, took from Liverpool a lot of Southern gentlemen (as the historian of the Shenandoah's cruise called them), who had been in the Sumter, Alabama, and Georgia, with an armament and a crew of Englishmen, all of which were transferred to the sea-king at Madeira, when she was named Shenandoah. her Captain was James I. Waddell, who was regularly commissioned by Mallory. He addressed the crew, who were ignorant of their destination until then, and informed them of the character and purpose of the Shenandoah, where-upon only Twenty-three of the eighty men were found willing to become pirates and take the risks of the perilous professi
Another Alabama Regiment. --We have been informed that Capt. Robert P. Blount, of Sumter, Ala., has been authorized by the War Department to raise, arm and equip a regiment to serve for twelve months. The regiment will be armed with shot-guns and rifles, and will be attached to the brigade of Gen. L. P. Walker, who will then have the regiments of Cols. Thos. H. Watts, Thos. J. Judge, Edward C. Bullock, the cavalry regiment of Cal. James Clanter and the shot-gun regiment of Colonel Blount. Colonel Blount has seen service. He was, when quite a boy, actively engaged in the Texan revolution. In 1845 he joined the Rangers and served during the Mexican war. Last spring he raised a company and was in the 6th Alabama regiment at Manassas, and only resigned when, a few days ago, he received authority to raise a regiment. Mr. Engene M'Caa, a member of the Davis Artillery, now encamped in this city, will join Col. Blount. Mr. M'Caa has for several years been connected with the p
Killed by his horse. --Mr. R. L. McCrutchen, a highly esteemed citizen of Sumter, Ala., was killed by his horse, on Thursday evening last, while returning from his gin house to his residence. He was thrown and trampled by the animal.