Virginia and Elisha Dunbar.
rough sea and a picturesque conflagration.
capture of the brilliant, Emily Farnum, Dunkirk, Wave crest, Tonawanda, Manchester, Lamplighter, Crenshaw and Levi Starbuck.
Landing prisoners at Port de France.
the Alabama escapes U. S. S. San Jacinto.
capture of the Parker Cooke, Union and Ariel.
incidents on board the Ariel.
the Alabama in Gulf of Mexico.
Sinks U. S. S. Hatteras.
Landing prisoners and refitting at Jamaica.
Semmes now put his vessel under steam and ran for Martinique — where he expected to meet his coalship — passed close by the harbor of St. Pierre, to see that there were no United States ships-of-war there, and then into the harbor of Port de France, where he came to anchor.
Here the Alabama landed her prisoners and took on board what stores she needed; but Semmes did not attempt to coal his vessel in this port, as he feared the appearance of an American man-of-war.
This precaution w