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[The Confederate Steamer Alabama]

The Illustrated London News, vol. 42, no. 1207, p. 623.

June 6, 1863

The Confederate steamer Alabama put into Bahia on the 12th of May to land prisoners whom she had taken from on board four vessels which she had captured and burnt a few days previously. The number of ships captured by this remarkable privateer was stated by the crew to be seventy-four, which number of chronometers are arranged in Captain Semmes' cabin. The Florida had been at Pernambuco, and had also been committing great havoc on Federal-owned vessels.

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