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[The Cape Papers]

The Illustrated London News, vol. 46, no. 1302, p. 151.

February 18, 1865

The Cape papers contain voluminous accounts of the cruiser Shenandoah, formerly the Sea King, and her doings. She is commanded by Captain Waddell, and had a complement of about seventy-four men. After taking in her armament and leaving Maderia [sic] , under circumstances revealed in some recent law proceedings in England, she had captured and burned five Federal merchant vessels: one she released on finding that the chief owner was a Confederate, and a friend of the captain.

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