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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
ld join her. The former then made his way to Liverpool in the steamer Bahama, and found that the 29mander Sernmes, after spending a few days in Liverpool, collecting his officers and making financiae same business. A week after Semmes left Liverpool he was in Porto Praya, where he found the 29r decks had well understood before they left Liverpool that they were to enlist in the Confederate onfined to a statement made by the Consul at Liverpool, of suspicious circumstances connected with It was added that the Customs authorities at Liverpool should endeavor to ascertain the truth of thidavits were delivered to the authorities at Liverpool, one of which, made by a seaman who had been9th. On that day, however, the Alabama left Liverpool, without an armament, and ostensibly on a trbeen immediately apprised of her escape from Liverpool, took no effective measures to arrest the cae English flag. The Chamber of Commerce, in Liverpool, writing to Earl Russell, as late as Novembe[3 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
for what the Confederates had done against the commerce of any other government. There was in the latter part of 1864 a growing feeling in the Federal States against the action of Great Britain, which, though the latter began to pay more attention to its neutral obligations (owing to the strong protests of Mr. Adams, Federal minister at the Court of St. James), still allowed these cruisers to escape to sea; and several ironclad rams, built by John Laird & Co., were preparing for sea, at Liverpool. These rams would, no doubt, have escaped but for the earnest remonstrances of the American minister, who in the most emphatic manner declared to the British Government that, to permit these vessels to depart, would be considered an act of war. Under these circumstances Her Majesty's Government had no difficulty in finding reasons for seizing and detaining the rains, after a three months controversy over the matter. Among the most outspoken of the members of the Federal Cabinet in rega
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. (search)
should be over. The Georgia, not being very successful in taking prizes, was finally taken to Liverpool, her crew discharged, and the vessel sold by Captain J. D. Bullock, agent of the Confederate Nwas no question in regard to her; but the same day she sailed, the steamer Laurel cleared from Liverpool for Nassau, with several Confederate naval officers and a cargo of cases marked Machinery, butring his vessel to the nearest United States authority as he should have done, he proceeded to Liverpool and delivered the Shenandoah to the British authorities. This was the last scene in the tere she was engaged in hostilities against the Federal Government. A year later she returned to Liverpool, was dismantled and sold to a British subject, the bill of sale being signed by Captain James failing in his attempt, he proceeded to Nassau, landed his cargo, and the vessel was taken to Liverpool and delivered to Fraser, Trenholm & Co., the Confederate agents; but as the British authoritie