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Followed the example of the United States.

The Alabama, Shenandoah and Florida were the only vessels recognized by the Geneva Tribunal in the adjustment of the losses. While the commanders of Confederate cruisers have stated that the destruction of private property and the diversion of legitimate commerce was not a pleasant duty, ‘in their wars the United States had always practiced this mode of harassing an enemy, and had indeed been the most conspicuous exemplars of it that the world ever saw.’

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