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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)
abama's bows, for raking. The white flag was still flying, and Winslow's fire was again reserved. Semmes, in a letter to J. M. Mason, the Confederate Envoy in London, omitting to mention his own perfidious conduct in opening fire after he had displayed a white flag, said:--Although we were but 400 yards from each other, the enngine 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 eir workshops were busy turning out arms and munitions of War for our armies in the field, and blockade-runners from Southern ports were arriving at Liverpool and London, laden with the coveted cotton, they were loud in their protestations of sympathy and friendship; but when the hour of adversity came-when there was nothing more