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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)
in a French Port, 435. battle of the Kearsarge and Alabama, off Cherbourg. 436. destruction of the Alabama, 437. cruise of the Shenandoaly in the summer of 1864, and took refuge in the French harbor of Cherbourg. At that time the United States steamer Kearsarge, this name was lying in the Dutch port of Flushing. The American consul at Cherbourg immediately informed Winslow, by telegraph, of the presence of thrge, to look after the pirate ship. the Kearsarge appeared off Cherbourg on the 14th of June, 1864. and on the following day, Semmes, havtaken from the vessels he had captured. The Confederate agent at Cherbourg, M. Bonfils, took charge of this property, which was valued at ab, Winslow steamed to sea about seven miles from the breakwater at Cherbourg, followed by Semmes at a distance of about a mile. The Alabama wof her, the latter opened fire. The Kearsarge Naval battle off Cherbourg. received two or three broadsides without returning a shot, when