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[Captain Semmes]

The Illustrated London News, vol.41, no.1171, p.431.

October 25, 1862

Captain Semmes, who achieved such fame as the commander of the Confederate war-steamer Sumter, appears to be doing great havoc among the Federal merchant-vessels in his new ship, the Alabama, or "200." According to intelligence received in Liverpool, he has recently captured and destroyed sixteen Northern vessels, including ten whalers.

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